Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia

Centenary of King Petar I Karađorđević's death marked

A delegation representing the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces laid a wreath today at King Petar I Karađorđević's grave in St. George’s Church on top of Oplenac hill near Topola on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death.
  The wreath-laying ceremony was preceded by a liturgy and a memorial service served by His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, in St. George’s Church.

The ceremony was also attended by the Assistant Minister of Defence for Human Resources, Katarina Tomašević, and the Head of the Human Resources Department (J-1, Serbian Armed Forces General Staff), Brigadier General Savo Iriškić.

On the occasion of the significant jubilee, the exhibition entitled "100 Years Since the Death of King Petar" was opened in King Petar's Endowment. The Military Museum also participated in putting on the exhibition.
  King Petar I Karađorđević, one of the most important modern Serbian rulers, died on August 16, 1921 in Belgrade. He came to the throne after the May coup and the assassination of King Aleksandar I and Queen Draga in 1903. His reign was marked by the Bosnian Annexation Crisis, the so-called Customs War (Pig War) with Austro-Hungary, as well as the Balkan Wars and the First World War. After great victories in the battles of Kumanovo, Bregalnica, Cer, Kolubara and on the Salonica Front and heavy human casualties, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was created.