Anniversaries of death of Vojvodas Živojin Mišić and Petar Bojović and Army General Pavle Jurišić Šturm Commemorated
By laying wreaths and flowers, the anniversaries of deaths of the Vojvodas Živojin Mišić and Petar Bojović and the Army General Pavle Jurišić Šturm was marked at the New Cemetery in Belgrade today.
Under the umbrella of the state ceremony led by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs Zoran Antić, wreths and flowers were laid at the monuments by the Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesić, a delegation of the Ministry of Defense and the Serbian Armed Forces, led by the Deputy Commander of the Training Command, Brigadier General Jelesije Radivojević, descendants of celebrated military leaders, representatives of associations that foster the traditions of the liberation wars of Serbia and numerous citizens.
Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesić, said after the laying of wreaths that “it is extremely important that we cherish this memory and that young generations must know what these people did for our country and how important it is to follow their bright example.”
- A people who do not remember their history and is unprepared to pay tribute to people who gave their lives or who have made their lives a thread in the fabric of what we are today can certainly not plan their future well – Vesić said and thanked the Ministry of Defense for launching this initiative a few years ago.
Vojvodas Živojin Mišić and Petar Bojović and General Pavle Jurišić Šturm participated in the Serbian-Turkish Wars (1876-1878), the Serbian-Bulgarian War of 1885, the Balkan Wars and the First World War.
All three died in Belgrade, Mišić on 20 January 1921, Bojović on 19 January 1945, and Army General Pavle Jurišić Šturm died on 14 January 1922.