The Ceremonial Guard Battalion (CGB) marked the day of the unit with the ceremonial change of the state flag in front of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and Villa Annex Vodno of the President of the Republic of Macedonia.
As part of the activities for celebrating the day of the unit, the President of the Republic of Macedonia and Supreme Commander, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, awarded the first officers’ saber for honors to the commander of CGB, lieutenant colonel Ivan Atanasovski.
The promotion of the first Macedonian officers’ saber for honors is on the occasions of the 75th Anniversary of the Ceremonial Guard Battalion. The saber will have a ceremonial significance in welcoming senior guests, defense ministers, chiefs of general staffs and within the ceremonies organized by ARM. The making of the saber is adapted to represent the Macedonian history, culture and tradition.
The ceremony was attended by the Chief of General Staff of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia, Major General Vasko Gjurchinovski, and the monograph ‘Ceremonial Guard of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia’ was also promoted.
With the decision of the President of the Republic of Macedonia for assigning days of units of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia, November 11th was determined the Day of CGB, in memory of the traditions of the First Macedonian Kosovo Brigade which was formed on this day in 1943 in the village Slivovo.