Belgrade, 11 Nov 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic laid a wreath today at the Mausoleum to Defenders of Belgrade in the First World War. The observation ceremony of the Armistice Day in the First World War was attended by representatives of the Serbian government, Serbian Army, City of Belgrade, as well as ambassadors and foreign envoys. The central state ceremony held next to the Mausoleum to Defenders of Belgrade has been held in order to pay tribute to all soldiers and civilians who fell innocent victims during the First World War.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic laid a laurel wreath to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Avala with full military and state honours. The wreath, laid with the sounds of the state anthem “God of Justice”, carried an inscription: “To the soldiers of the great war by their proud descendants – President of the Republic Tomislav Nikolic.” After the wreath-laying ceremony, Nikolic signed the book of impressions. The Serbian delegation also included Minister of Defence Nebojsa Rodic and Chief of the Serbian Army General Staff General Ljubisa Dikovic. The Armistice Day is observed around in the world with various events in the memory of 11 November 1918 when the armistice took effect at 11.00.