Memorial Service for Serbian and Greek Soldiers Killed in WWI

Friday, 16.9.2022 | Culture and traditions
With all due military honors, a traditional commemoration ceremony has been held in Pirot today honoring Serbian and Greek soldiers killed in WWI and buried in this town.

Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, General Milan Mojsilović and his delegation attended the gathering, laying the wreaths at the Greek military cemetery and Memorial to the Fallen Citizens of Pirot in the First World War. 

High-level delegations from Greece and Cyprus also bowed before the fallen soldiers along with representatives from the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, local government bodies and organizations that cherish the traditions of defensive and liberation wars.

The memorial service has been performed by Military Bishop of Niš Arsenije, priests of the Diocese of Niš and Chief of Chaplains assisting in the service.

A total of 7610 Serbian and 358 Greek soldiers and officers, who had fought together and died in the First World War, were buried in Pirot, and, as a tribute to them, every September, a joint Serbian-Greek commemoration ceremony is organized.

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