Consistently on March 3 the nationals of East Timor, a little state in Southeast Asia, observe Veterans Day. This open occasion was built up to respect the individuals who battled for their nation's sway amid the Indonesian control of East Timor in 1975– 1999. East Timor, otherwise called Timor-Leste, was a Portuguese state until 1974. Following the 1974 Carnation Revolution in Portugal, the Portuguese Colonial Empire started to separate. After a short thoughtful distress and political emergency caused by a power battle between a few gatherings, East Timor proclaimed its autonomy on November 28, 1975. In any case, just nine days after the fact it was involved by Indonesia that exploited unsteadiness in East Timor.
The Indonesian control of East Timor endured from 1975 to 1999 and brought about the passings of evaluated 100,000 to 300,000 individuals. The Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor attempted to oppose the intrusion. In 1978, the pioneer Nicolau dos Reis Lobato was killed by Indonesian extraordinary powers and the equipped military wing of occupied with a guerrilla war against the occupants. Veterans Day in East Timor was set up to respect the individuals who took an interest in the obstruction amid the occupation and battled for their nation's autonomy. The country also observes National Heroes Day to respect the memory of the fallen members from the autonomy battle