A multinational ceremony of remembrance was held today at EUFOR Headquarters to commemorate the fallen men and women of all nations. This year marks the battle of the Somme Centenary, the Battle of the Somme was fought at such terrible cost that it has come to symbolise the tragic futility of the First World War. Its first day of conflict remains the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army.
The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Ferguson from the British Embassy, EUFOR Commander Major General Schrötter and Commander NATO Sarajevo Brigadier General Wilz. Numerous EUFOR and NHQSa personnel, both civilian and military also attended to offer their respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
A short service was held in EUFOR’s memorial gardens before the VIP’s were invited to lay a wreath at the United Kingdom national memorial.
Remembrance Day is observed on 11th November in a number of countries to remember those who have died in the line of duty. The date is significant as it marked the end of hostilities of the First World War in 1918.