The War of Independence lasted 402 days and ended with victory for Estonia. After the War of Independence, Estonia’s borders were established, and Estonia received international recognition as an independent state.
Rest now fallen into eagles,
your flight ended in the battle.
But for us, blood brothers,
the memory of you is everlasting.
Estonian men! Estonian women!,
Praise their glory!
For it was for you that they fell,
defending Estonia’s freedom.
Today is the most important day in seven hundred years in the history of the Estonian people,” said the now-departed Jaan Poska, our first foreign minister and head of the peace delegation, to his colleagues on February 2, 1920, at the signing of peace treaty, and quietly, as if to himself, he continued: “For the first time today Estonia determines her destiny by signing an agreement with a foreign state.
(Rein Eliaser’s memories)