Published On: Sun, Nov 10th, 2013
Society / Trending | By InSerbia Team
Remains of Serbian heroine Milunka Savic transported to the Alley of deserving citizens in Belgrade
BELGRADE – The remains Milunka Savic, Serbian heroine of the Balkan Wars and World War I, were transported to the Alley of deserving citizens, where they were laid down with the song “Tamo Daleko” (There, far away).
The remains of Milunka Savic, were laid 40 years after her death with the highest state and military honors, with the hymn “Boze Pravde” and salutes at the New Cemetery in Belgrade.
The commemorative ceremony and memorial service, along with family members and numerous citizens, were attended by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Ministers Nebojsa Rodic, Ivan Mrkic, Velimir Ilic, Tomislav Jovanovic, Aleksandar Antic and Milan Bacevic.
The transportation of remains of the heroine was also attended by the Vice President of the Assembly of Serbia Konstantin Arsenovic, Vice President of the Assembly of the City of Belgrade Zoran Alimpic, Serbian Army Chief Ljubisa Dikovic, Archbishop Stanislav Hocevar, representatives of embassies and military attaches from 19 countries and large number of citizens.
Wreaths were laid on Milunka’s grave by the President of Serbia, then Minister Aleksandar Antic in the name of the Government, then Arsenovic, Alimpic and Dikovic in front of Serbian Assembly, Assembly of the City of Belgrade and Serbian Army.
Milunka Savic, Serbian Joan of Arc, participated in two Balkan wars and World War I and was the holder of military golden Karadjordjevic Star with swords, golden medal for valor “Milos Obilic”, the Legion of Honor grade IV, Legion of Honor grade V, French War memorial cross and Memorial (Albanian memorial and memorial of the Salonika Front 1915 – 1965).
Milunka Savić GCMG (Serbian: Милунка Савић, 1888 – 5 October 1973) was a Serbian war heroine who fought in the Balkan Wars and in the First World War. She is recognised as the most-decorated female combatant in the entire history of warfare. She was wounded no fewer than nine times during her term-of-service.