Gradska opstina Palilula

  • PUBLISHED 11.11.2021



    At the Military Cemetery on Delijski Vis, on the occasion of the Day of Reconciliation in the First World War, at the memorial ossuary in the Serbian part of the cemetery and at the memorial where British soldiers were buried, wreaths were laid. Previously was held a memorial service for the fallen soldiers and war victims. Representatives of the City, city municipalities, the Serbian Army, the Military Hospital, the police, the association of fighters and descendants of warriors, the Circle of Serbian Sisters, and the Scout Association paid tribute to the victims of the Great War.

    On behalf of Palilula Municipality, the territory this Military Cemetery is located, the President of the Municipality Bratislav Vuckovic and the President of the Assembly Nikola Bozic laid wreaths at the memorial.

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

    After paying tribute to the Serbian soldiers, the leaders of the City of Nis and Palilula Municipality, as well as other organizations and associations, laid wreaths at the English military cemetery.
    The British Commonwealth Military Cemetery, built in 1915, covers about 300 square meters. It is surrounded by a stone fence and has been under protection since 1983.

    The Day of Reconciliation in the First World War and the capitulation of Germany – November 11, is celebrated in all peace signatory countries. in memory of all the innocent victims between 1914 and 1918. In Serbia, since 2012, it has been marked with a series of events as a national holiday. Serbia lost one million seven hundred and fifty thousand citizens in the “great war”, and over 50 million people died in the world. (text and photo by D. Vidojković, ECOpolis)