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On the occasion of the November 11-Armistice Day in the First World War, at the Military Cemetery in Delijski Vis in Palilula- Niš, a memorial service was held at the memorial ossuary in the Serbian part of the cemetery and at the memorial site where British soldiers were buried. The Rector of Prizren Theology, Milutin Timotijevic, served the memorial for the fallen soldiers and victims of the war. The victims of the Great War were paid tribute by the representatives of the Serbian Armed Forces, the City, the police, city municipalities, and the Association of Veterans and Descendants of Warriors, the Circle of Serbian Sisters. On behalf of the Serbian Armed Forces, a wreath was laid by a delegation led by Lieutenant General Milosav Simovic, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, on behalf of the City of Nis, Nis Mayor Darko Bulatovic and Deputy Mayor Prof. Dr Milos Bandur.
The victims of the Great War were also honored by a delegation from the Palilula Municipality, on whose territory the Soldier’s Cemetery is located. The delegation was led by President Aleksandar Ždrale.
In this commemorative complex – Soldier’s Cemetery in Delijski Vis, two and a half thousand Serbian soldiers were buried who gave their lives for the freedom of the people. After paying tribute to the Serbian soldiers, a delegation of the City of Niš and the Palilula City Municipality, led by the president of the Municipality, Aleksandar Ždrale, as well as representatives of other organizations and associations, laid wreaths at the English Military Cemetery as well. British Commonwealth Military Cemetery, built as early as 1915. On the occasion of the erection of the Memorial Cross, on May 12, 1929, the cemetery was avenged personally by the then Bishop of Nis, Mr. Dositej.
The English Cemetery covers an area of 300 square meters and is enclosed by a stone fence. It was placed under the protection of the law in 1983. The cemetery designer was architect Robert Lorimer. That day, as the press reported, the fraternal cooperation between English and Serbian soldiers in the fight against a common enemy had further strengthened the Anglo-Serbian friendship. The Soldier’s Cemetery complex has been under protection since 1989, and the project of further landscaping envisages the conversion of the ossuary into a memorial complex. The World War I Armistice Day 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. Since 2012, Serbia has been celebrating a series of events as a national holiday. Serbia lost one million and seven hundred and fifty thousand citizens in the “great war” and more than 50 million people were killed worldwide. Ramonda nathaliae: As a graphic design for the emblem, worn in the week before the Armistice Day and on the very day of the holiday, the flower of Natalia Ramanda was accepted, with a background in the colors of the Medal to commemorate the withdrawal of the Serbian army across Albania. – Albanian monuments. Natalia Ramonda is a plant that grows both in Serbia, mostly in the east, the Sicevac and Jelasnica Gorges, as well as in the Nis Mountains, whose highest peak is Kajmakcalan. Its symbolism is multifaceted, both in terms of habitat and name – a flower named after Queen Natalia Obrenovic. The flower of Natalia Ramonda is also known as the phoenix flower which, when fully dried, if watered, can be revived, indicating the resurrection of the Serbian state from the ashes after World War I.