Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia
 
09.10.2020

Eighty-sixth death anniversary of King Aleksandar I Karađorđević marked



The delegation of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces laid wreaths today in St. George’s Church on the Oplenac hill near Topola on the occasion of the 86th death anniversary of King Aleksadar I Karađorđević.
Wreaths were also laid in the King’s crypt by the State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Zoran Antić, who led the state ceremony, representatives of the Municipality of Topola and citizens' associations committed to nurturing the traditions of the Serbian liberation wars.

The organiser of the commemoration is the Government of the Republic of Serbia -  Committee for nurturing the traditions of the Serbian liberation wars.

King Aleksandar I Karađorđević, supreme commander of the Serbian Army in the First World War, was assassinated in Marseille, France, on 9 October 1934, and was buried in the crypt of St. George’s Church on the Oplenac hill near Topola.