On the day of 10th Czech Retinue Anniversary and Company Nazdar president Masaryk said: "Legionnaires are men who understood historical importance of the fight for righteous world order."
Legionnaires became soldiers of the republic and it was not only symbolic, when the guard on the Prague castle was performing changing of the guards in Russian, Italian and French legionary uniforms until 1939.
Almost all of them became faithful defenders of the state. After World War II had broken out, they did not hesitate to risk their lives again. However, soon after this war, they had to face the most difficult disappointment when a new regime treated the most faithful of them as enemies of the state.
After an army of hundred-thousand legionnaires only monuments, uniforms, awards and graves have left. They can be found all over the world.
Without legionnaires there would not be Czechoslovak Republic (Czech Republic and Slovak Republic nowadays).
Czechoslovakian legionnaires were first soldiers of "Allies" and they represented the vanguard of contemporary soldiers of Czech and Slovak armed forces in NATO.