On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Blessed Emperor Karl I. on 1 April, commemorative events took place all over the world, first and foremost, of course, in Madeira, where the last Austrian Emperor died in exile.
The UEHMG – represented by its President MajGen iTR Michael Blaha, MSc, took part in the commemorative mass of the Order of St. George in the Salesian Sisters Church in Vienna on 1 April, which was also complemented by lectures on the topic. Delegations from the Dragoon Regiment 2 and the Dragoon Regiment 7 as well as some other Board members were also present.
On 2 April – in the presence of President MajGen iTR Michael Blaha, MSc and Deputy President Lieutenant Colonel iTR Michael Joannidis – a short service was held in a small setting at the Kaiser Karl Chapel in Biedermannsdorf. The chapel itself is a purely private initiative and built with our own funds.
Last but not least, a commemorative mass took place on 3 April in St. Pölten, where the UEHMG had already supported the installation of relics two years ago. President MajGen iTR Michael Blaha, MSc followed by the delegation of the Hussar Regiment 5 under the leadership of the Secretary General Colonel iTR KR Ernst Kugler were allowed to represent the UEHMG.
All three events showed the close connection to the blessed Emperor Karl and were carried out with great dignity. Below are a few impressions of the events.