Laying Wreath on Avala on Occasion of Statehood Day

Thursday, 15.2.2024 | Culture and traditions
On the occasion of the Serbian Statehood Day, an envoy of the President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Serbian Armed Forces — Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Nikola Selaković laid a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Hero on Avala, accompanied by Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff General Milan Mojsilović and Guard Commander Brigadier General Nikola Dejanović.

Following the wreath-laying ceremony, accompanied by the Guard honorary formation and the sound of the national anthem, Minister Selaković wrote down in the memorial book:

“Freedom has been, is and will be a guide and principal value that generations of Serbian citizens have fought for, are fighting for and will be fighting for, looking up to the heroic example of Serbian revolutionaries from 1804 and 1815 and the wisdom of political and diplomatic skills of the constitution-makers from 1835.

For the Serbian people and all citizens of Serbia, the state has been and will be a guarantor of freedom, and freedom a chance for development and progress. Long live Serbia!”

Today, Serbia has celebrated the Statehood Day with a series of events, commemorating Candlemas Day (Sretenje) in 1804 when the First Serbian Uprising broke out, and the same date in 1835 when the first modern constitution of Serbia was adopted.

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