CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER II ATTENDED THE MEMORIAL SERVICE
FOR HM KING PETER THE FIRST AT OPLENAC
Belgrade, 16th August 2006 – His Royal Highness Crown
Prince Alexander II attended the Memorial Service on the occasion of the
85th anniversary of HM King Peters I the Liberator in the Church of St.
George in Oplenac, Topola.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II accompanied
by Members of the Crown Council Professor Dragoljub Kavran, Professor
Miroslav Gasic, and Mr. Vladan Zivulovic, paid his respect to his great
grandfather on the Holy Liturgy that has been served by His Grace Jovan of
Sumadija, and after that HRH laid the laurel wreath on the tombstone of the
Wreaths also have been laid by the representatives of
Serbian Government and Serbian Army Delegation with commanding officer of
the operational forces Mayor General Dragan Kolundzija. Delegations of
Topola and Arandjelovac municipalities, King Peter I - Foundation in Oplenac
and delegation of the Society for Preservation of the Tradition of
Liberation Wars 1912 – 1918 also laid their wreaths.
King Peter I the Liberator, who deceased on this day back
in 1921 in Belgrade was one of the most important Serbian rulers in the New
Era. He gained the Throne after the Overturn in May 1903. The rule of King
Peter I was marked by the Annex Crisis, Trade War with Austrian-Hungarian
Empire, Balkan Wars and World War I. From all these wars, Serbia came out
victorious after the battles in Kumanovo, on Bregalnica, Cer, Kolubara and
Thessaloniki Front, and brought its’ statehood to the Kingdom of Serbs,
Croats and Slovenians.
HM King Peter I the Liberator is still highly respected
and observed with great deal of sympathies among the people because of his
heroism, directness and frugality.