Active and retired members of the heroic brigade and the families of the fallen members were presented with the military commemorative medals by Major General Petar Cvetković, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Milosav Simović, Army Commander, Brigadier General Željko Kuzmanović, Commander of the Second Army Brigade and retired General Ljubisa Diković, who was brigade commander during the NATO aggression.
Addressing the audience, General Cvetković pointed out that “the sacrifice was large and priceless, but such was also the vow that the members of the 37th Motorised Brigade fulfilled together with other Yugoslav Army units”.
– They preserved the highest value of our people – freedom for the pride of all of us and the subsequent generations, the deputy chief of General Staff said.
The retired General Diković said that this was “another day for sorrow, but also a day when we should be proud of those who, fighting to preserve and defend the country, have left their lives in the territory of Kosovo and Metohija”.
During the NATO aggression, the 37th Motorised Brigade lost 60 of its heroes, and 186 were wounded. In memory of them, members of the 37th Motorised Brigade raised a memorial monument to the Heroes of the 37th Motorised Brigade at the barracks in Raška, on 16th June 2000.