WDEC 2019: Memorial ceremony at Pobrežje Cemetery

Memorial ceremony “Memory of peace”
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the memorial ceremony “Memory of peace” took place at Pobrežje Cemetery in Maribor (Slovenia).

About the event

The memorial ceremony took place during the Week of discovering European cemeteries 2019 and was also the main event organized by Pogrebno podjetje Maribor in 2019 to commemorate two important anniversaries - 150 years of operation of Pogrebno podjetje Maribor and 140 years of Pobrežje Cemetery. It was dedicated to remembering the people of many cultures and countries which lost their lives in the two world wars in Maribor. The representatives of foreign embassies paid tribute to their memory by placing wreaths at the Peace Monument at Pobrežje Cemetery.

In the central part of the event, a few words about the meaning and role of cemeteries were spoken by the director of Pogrebno podjetje Maribor and president of ASCE, Lidija Pliberšek, Deputy Mayor of Maribor, Samo Peter Medved and Vlasta Nussdorfer, advisor to the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, who was the honorary sponsor of the event.

Award for outstanding entrepreneurial achievements

At the ceremony, Pogrebno podjetje Maribor received a prestigious award from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS) for exceptional business achievements in the field of municipal services. With its 150 years of operation, it is the oldest Slovene company in this activity. Furthermore, it contributes to the promotion of Slovenia and Slovenian entrepreneurship by being the chairing member of the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (ASCE).