87th ANNIVERSARY OF DEATH OF HIS MAJESTY KING PETER I
Belgrade, 16 August 2008 –Today at the St. George Church
at Oplenac a memorial service took place to mark the 87th anniversary of
Peter I Karadjordjevic's death.
Due to the previously accepted obligations abroad, HRH
Crown Prince Alexander II was unable to attend the service. On his behalf
Mr. Vladan Zivulovic, member of the Crown Cabinet, laid a wreath on the tomb
of His Majesty King Peter I The Liberator.
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija served the Holy
Liturgy. Official delegations from the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of
Labour, the Serbian Army and many citizens attended the service. The
ceremony was conducted with state and military honours.
As part of the ceremony,
organized an exhibition of photographs of HM King Peter I dated from the
First World War. Mr. Dragomir Acovic, member of the Privy Council attended
the exhibition opening on behalf of His Royal Highness. The author of the
exhibition is Mrs. Mileva Stevanovic and its catalogue was prepared by Prof
Dr. Dragoljub Zivojinovic. Exhibition was opened by Dr. Miro Cavaljuga,
Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Politics.
Crown Prince Alexander II wants to continue down the path
of his ancestor King Peter I - for democracy above everything, and for the
benefit of everyone.