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Remembrance Day service 2015 in Kosovo
Wreaths were laid at the UK memorial bearing names of the fallen in Kosovo since 1999
On Sunday 8 November 2015, the British Embassy in Pristina hosted the annual Remembrance Service at KFOR Headquarters in Pristina. The ceremony was held in front of the memorial stone which bears the names of 14 British and Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives whilst on operations in Kosovo. The Remembrance Service is held annually on the Sunday closest to 11 November, the day when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.
The service commemorates all those who have given their lives in wars and armed conflicts. Led by the ceremony at the Cenotaph war memorial in London, communities all over the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth come together in support of those who have served and currently serve their country in the Armed Forces and to remember those who gave their lives.
H.E President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, Commander of KFOR, Major General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, and Commander of the KSF, Lieutenant General Rrahman Rama, joined the British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, the British Advisor to the KSF Commander and representatives from the Canadian and Irish Armed Forces, to lay wreaths in memory of those who lost their lives while serving in Kosovo and around the world.