On May 17, 2017, a Centenary of Field Marshal Rаdоmir Putnik death was commemorated at the New Cemetery of Belgrade, with full military and state honors and laying wreaths at the Field Marshal Putnik Burial Chapel at the New Cemetery central lane.
Radomir Putnik, the first Serbian high-ranking officer holding the rank of Field Marshal, was a prominent military leader and strategist. Under his command during the WWI, the Serbian Army won the battles of Kumanovo Bitolj, Bregalnica, Cer and Kolubara. At the end of WWI, due to his deteriorated health, Field Marshal Radomir Putnik was transferred from Skadar to Corfu and then to Nice-France, where he passed away on May 17, 1917. His remains were transferred to the fatherland in 1926 and laid to rest at the New Cemetery of Belgrade. On this special occasion, the wreaths were laid by the Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs – Aleksandar Vulin, City Manager – Goran Vesić, representatives of the Defense Ministry,members of organizations cultivating the traditions of Serbian liberation wars and decedents of Field Marshal Putnik.