Gradska opstina Palilula

  • PUBLISHED 11.11.2022


    On the occasion of Armistice Day in the First World War, at the Military Cemetery on Delijski Vis, at the memorial ossuary in the Serbian part of the cemetery and at the memorial where British soldiers were buried, a delegation from Palilula  Municipality laid wreaths.

    The representatives of the City, city municipalities, the Serbian Army, the Military Hospital, the police, the association of soldiers and descendants of soldiers, the Circle of Serbian Sisters, and the Association of Scouts paid their respects to the victims of the Great War. On behalf of Palilula Municipality, on whose territory the Vojničko Groblje -Military graveyard is located, wreaths were laid at the memorial by members of the Municipal Council, Jovica Ralić and Predrag Petrović.

    Two and a half thousand Serbian soldiers, who gave their lives for the freedom of the people, were buried in this memorial complex – Military Cemetery on Delijski Vis. The military cemetery has been under protection since 1989, and the project for further development of the space envisages that the ossuary be converted into a memorial complex.

    After honoring the Serbian soldiers, the leaders of the City of Niš and Palilula Municipality, as well as other organizations and associations, also laid wreaths at the English military cemetery. The military cemetery of the British Commonwealth, established in 1915, covers about 300 square meters. It is surrounded by a stone fence and has been under protection since 1983.The day of the armistice in the First World War and the capitulation of Germany – November 11, is celebrated in all countries that signed the peace.  In the memory of all the innocent victims between 1914 and 1918. In Serbia, since 2012, it has been celebrated as a national holiday with a series of events. Serbia lost one million and seven hundred and fifty thousand citizens in the “Great War”, and more than 50 million people died in the world. The symbol of this national holiday is a flower, Natalia’s ramonda. (D. Vidojković).