Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia

103rd anniversary of the death of Field Marshal Radomir Putnik commemorated

Today, the delegation of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces laid a wreath and paid tribute to Field Marshal Radomir Putnik at the monument at the New Cemetery in Belgrade, to mark the 103rd anniversary of his death.

Wreaths were also laid by the State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, Zoran Antić, who hosted the state ceremony, and the representatives of the City of Belgrade and non-governmental organizations devoted to preserving the traditions of the Serbian liberation wars.
  The organizer of the commemorative gathering is the Government of the Republic of Serbia - the Committee for Preserving the Traditions of the Serbian Liberation Wars.

Radomir Putnik, born on 24th January, 1847 in Kragujevac, was a Serbian military leader, Field Marshal, the Chief of the General Staff of the Royal Serbian Army in the Balkans and the First World Wars. He was the first senior officer of the Serbian Armed Forces with the rank of Field Marshal and one of the most important military commanders and strategists in the national modern history. Wanting to repay him in every possible way for serving the country, his descendants transferred the remains of Field Marshal Radomir Putnik from Nice and laid them in a special tomb within the complex of Belgrade's New Cemetery.