Kragujevac today marks 101 year since the death of Elizabeth Ross and other members of the British mission to Serbia who lost their lives in the WWI aiding the wounded and the ill soldieries in Kragujevac.
On this occasion the Mayor of Kragujevac and the President of the City Assembly Milan Urosevic had the reception for the representatives of the Embassies of the Great Britain, Australia and the Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy, the Army of Serbia, representatives of the University, Serbian Medical Society and Bojana and Michel Harrison that came to Kragujevac to pay the respect to those courageous women.
I am proud to cherish the remembrance of the members of the British medical mission. We feel responsible to keep the memory of the doctors, nurses and their families and the people of Great Britain alive and unforgotten - said on that occasion Mr. Nikolic. And we keep the memory of Doctor Ross and other heroines of international humanitarian aid missions alive that during the WWI unselfishly aided the citizens of Kragujevac, soldiers and the wounded and consciously sacrificed their lives in the far away land from their homes.
Kragujevac remembers and pays deep respect for those that stood against our people in the hardest of times. I am proud that we preserved our values, that we changed not as a people and that we respect and have in high esteem the help of others. Let the memory of Doctor Ross and other volunteers who came to aid and gave their lives and who recognized the heroic battle of Serbian people for the free Europe live, stressed Mr. Nikolic.
People remember the events from the past, but I am deeply touched by the way that Kragujevac cherishes the memory of the event from 100 years ago. I will always be glad to come to Serbia, I feel well here – said his Excellency the Ambassador of Canada, Mr. Philip Pinnington.
The Red Cross of Kragujevac handed on the occasion to the Mayor of Kragujevac and the representatives of the Embassies of the Great Britain, Canada and Australia aquarelles painted by the volunteers of Kragujevac’s Red Cross and inspired by the monument to the Sumadija people who gave their lives in the WWI.