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Aleksandar Vucic's initiative adopted: Belgrade will build monument to Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, during his two terms as president of the United States made an invaluable contribution to establishing the values of peace and international cooperation

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At today's session of the Committee on Monuments and Names of Squares and Streets of the Assembly of Belgrade, an initiative of Aleksandar Vucic, made as a citizen, to erect a monument in honor of the 28th President of the United States of America Woodrow Wilson, has been adopted. The monument will be located in a boulevard in Belgrade named after Wilson.

"The Woodrow Wilson Boulevard - which will once its open connect Karadjordjeva Street, which was started back in the 19th century, and the Vojvode Misica Boulevard, dominated by the Belgrade Fair complex - which already bears the name of Woodrow Wilson, symbolizing the continuous progress of our capital linking Kalemegdan, Savamala, the Sava Amphitheater and the Belgrade Fair, is considered by initiator Aleksandar Vucic an appropriate location for erecting a monument to President Wilson, whose life and work are remembered for their commitment to peace and prosperity," Andrea Radulovic, chairwoman of the Committee on Monuments and Names of Squares and Streets of the City Assembly, said, explaining a portion of the initiative.

She recalled, Beoinfo announced, that on the 4th anniversary of the declaration of war on the Kingdom of Serbia by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, on July 28, 1918, President Wilson made a proclamation marking this day as Serbian Day in support of the then hard-hit Serb nation.

Andrea Radulović, predsednica Komisije za spomenike i nazive trgova i ulica Skupštine grada Beograda.

Photo: Beoinfo

"It has been over 100 years since the Serbian flag was raised over the White House, and Wilson's proclamation about the Serb people was read in all churches," Radulovic recalled.

"Raising a monument to Woodrow Wilson would be a sign of gratitude and respect towards the life and work of a person who valued and assisted our people during and after the First World War," explained Radulovic.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, during his two terms as president of the United States made an invaluable contribution to establishing the values of peace and international cooperation.

Members of the Commission also adopted the initiative of the daily Srpski Telegraf and Miodrag Rogan, an academic sculptor, to erect of a monument in honor of the members of the Serbian Aarmy and police who participated in the 1999 Battle of Kosare.

The conceptual design of the sculpture is the work of Miodrag Rogan. The initiator proposes that the inscription on the monument should include the names of the 108 fallen soldiers.

The proposal of the Urban Planning Institute is to erect the monument in the Bencio Buli park forest, in which a monument to the hero Milan Tepic already stands, Radulovic explained.

(Telegraf.rs/Tanjug)

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