Armistice Day in First World War

Friday, 11.11.2022 | Culture and traditions
On the occasion of Armistice Day in the First World War, the envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, the Minister of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Welfare, Nikola Selaković, laid a wreath today at the Monument to the Unknown Hero in Avala.

The envoy of the President of the Republic was accompanied by the Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, General Milan Mojsilović and the Commander of the Guard, Brigadier General Nikola Dejanović.

After laying the wreath, Minister Selaković wrote in the guest book: "The victory of the famous Serbian military in the Great War is an immeasurable contribution to the moral and historical capital of the Serbian nation and one of the basic foundations to consider ourselves and our ancestors and descendants as winners. That victorious spirit, born in the desire to be and remain true to oneself, special, independent, once triumphed in the battlefield, and today in the economy, sports, culture, education and on every other level. If there were no victory of our ancestors, the question is whether there would be Serbia today at all – with that thought, today's generations bow down to the shadows of their famous ancestors and build the Serbia of their descendants. Eternal glory to you, immortal heroes!"

Armistice Day in the First World War has been celebrated as a national holiday in Serbia since 2012, in memory of November 11, 1918, when the Entente powers signed an armistice with Germany and thereby ended the First World War.

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