Marking Military Paratroopers Day and the Day of the 63rd Parachute Brigade
Wednesday, 14.10.2020 | Culture and traditions
Military Paratroopers Day, the Day of the 63rd Parachute Brigade and Patron Saint's Day of the unit were marked today with a military ceremony, at the military airport “Sergeant Pilot Mihajlo Petrović“ in Niš.
The Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin, who on behalf of the President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Serbian Armed Forces Aleksandar Vučić, congratulated all members on the Day of the 63rd Parachute Brigade and Patron Saint’s Day of the unit, and the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, General Milan Mojsilović attended the ceremony.
On the occasion of the Day of the unit, Minister Vulin, General Mojsilović and Commander of the 63rd Parachute Brigade Nenad Zonić laid a wreath at the Memorial Wall to the fallen members of the 63rd Parachute Brigade, and a wreath was also laid by the delegation of veterans of the 63rd Parachute Brigade.
As part of the ceremony, members of the 63rd Parachute Brigade performed demo jumps at the Niš military airport, and the guests had the opportunity to visit the unit’s Memorial Room.
At today’s ceremony, veterans of the 63rd Parachute Brigade presented Minister Vulin with an honorary plaque, whereas Colonel Zonić presented a plaque of the 63rd Parachute Brigade to the wartime commander of that unit, Major General Ilija Todorov, on the occasion of his retirement, emphasizing that under General Todorov's command in the war, the 63rd Parachute Brigade was decorated with the Order of the People's Hero, and in peacetime, in 2001 – it was proclaimed the best unit of the then armed forces.