Friday, July 6, 2018

Centennial Commemoration of "The Day the Serbian Flag Flew at the White House" in Washington, D.C. JULY 2018 / 100-годишњица: Првом светском рату вијорила застава Србије на Белој кући и другим институцијама у Вашингтону


JOINT STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE 
SERBIAN NATIONAL DEFENSE COUNCIL OF AMERICA AND THE SERB NATIONAL FEDERATION


June 29, 2018 – Pittsburgh/Chicago

The Presidents of the two oldest Serbian organizations in the United States, the Serbian National Defense Council of America and the Serb National Federation, issued today the following joint statement:

Next month we will join Serbian-Americans from across the country in Washington, DC, under the Patronage of His Grace Bishop Irinej and the World War I Centennial Commission of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s declaration of a Day of Prayer for Serbia and the historic flying of the Serbian flag at the White House.

This important milestone, which will be marked by a series of events, is an opportunity to reflect on the historic alliance and friendship between the United States and Serbia that saw us stand in defense of our shared values in both World Wars—from the Salonika Front to Operation Halyard. It will also be an opportunity to recall a time when our community helped shape, through its unique contributions and active involvement, policies and decisions that reflected those values. 

In a time when so many of our people continue to face oppression and persecution, when so many still remain driven from their homes, when our churches and monasteries and cultural heritage remain under threat—it is once again important for the voices of Serbian-Americans to be heard in our Nation’s capital.

We encourage you to be a part of this historic commemoration and look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC.

Nebojsa Zivkovic, President
Serbian National Defense Council of America

John Martich, President
Serbian National Federation

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Centennial Commemoration of the Day the Serbian Flag Flew at the White House

organized by the

Diocese of Eastern America, Serbian Orthodox Church

https://easterndiocese.org/news_180630_1.html

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Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Chicago on Facebook:

Ове године се обележава 100-годишњица савезништва између Србије и САД, односно Прокламације америчког председника Вилсона од 28. јула 1918. године када се у знак захвалности српском народу и војсци за допринос у Првом светском рату вијорила застава Србије на Белој кући и другим институцијама у Вашингтону. Овим поводом у Вашингтону ће се у периоду од 25.јула до 28.јула 2018.године одржати низ манифестација којима ће се на свечани начин обележити ова значајна годишњица.

Генерални конзулат позива припаднике српске заједнице у САД да својим присуством допринесу обележавању ове значајне годишињице.

Програм манифестација и други детаљи се могу наћи у линку доле:

https://serbianchurch.org/centennial-commemoration/

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the alliance between Serbia and the United States, since the US President Wilson's Proclamation of July 28, 1918, when the flag of Serbia fluttered at the White House and other institutions Washington in recognition of the gratitude to the Serbian people and their army for the contribution in the First World War. In the period from July 25 to July 28, 2018, a series of events will be held in Washington on this occasion to celebrate this significant anniversary in a solemn ceremony.

The Consulate General is inviting members of the Serbian community in the United States to contribute through their presence in marking this significant anniversary.

Program manifestations and other details can be found in the link below:


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MARKING THE CENTENARY OF THE ALLIANCE OF SERBIA AND THE USA IN WWI

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the alliance between Serbia and the United States, since the US President Wilson's Proclamation of July 28, 1918, when the flag of Serbia fluttered at the White House and other institutions Washington in recognition of the gratitude to the Serbian people and their army for the contribution in the First World War.

In the period from July 25 to July 28, 2018, a series of events will be held in Washington DC on this occasion to celebrate this significant anniversary in a solemn ceremony.

The organizers of the anniversary celebration  are the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Washington, the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States and representatives of Serbian organizations and the Serbian community in the United States.

Within the celebration there will be a reception which the senior officials of the Republic of Serbia and the United States are expected to attend.

Bishop Irinej of Eastern America will hold a prayer at the US Congress, after which members of the Serbian-American community in the United States will be able to meet with their representatives in the Congress.

A symposium at the National Press Club in Washington is planned, with the participation of several lecturers who would speak about the alliance between the American and Serbian people during the First World War, as well as the contribution of the Serbian army and the Serbian people to the great victory.

On that occasion the exhibition "Over There, Far Away: 1918 - 2018" will be presented. A concert by the String Quartet of the School for Musical Talents from Ćuprija, Serbia will be given at the Carnegie Science Institute in Washington, and the Serbian Singing Society "Lira" will perform at the Serbian Orthodox Church of St Luke in Washington. Also, the Eastern Orthodox liturgy will take place in memory of the victims of the war at the Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas in Washington. The final event would be a gala dinner that will be held at the National Press Club in Washington.

The Consulate General is inviting members of the Serbian community in the United States to contribute through their presence in marking this significant anniversary.


http://www.chicago.mfa.gov.rs/newstext.php?subaction=showfull&id=1530125568&ucat=19&template=Frontpage3&#disqus_thread


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