In 1919, after the Battle of C?sis, when the North Latvian Brigade together with Estonians completely defeated the Baltic German Landeswehr
and the German Iron Division, on July 3, a ceasefire of Strazdumuiza was concluded and on July 6, the Northern Latvia Brigade entered Riga, where they were welcomed by Southerners.
(22) Following the Finnish example, the authorities sought to gain momentum for the movement by connecting the act of name-changing with national holidays such as Independence Day or the new Victory Day (June 23), begun in 1934 to celebrate the key victory over the Landeswehr
at Vonnu (Ger.
The Latvian War of National Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the war against the Russian Bolshevik Army and the German Landeswehr
and mercenaries, 1918-20.