Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark and his wife Mrs Rebekah Naomi Wigemark visited the Memorial Park in Camp Butmir on 7 May 2015 and laid flowers at each of the memorials in the park.

​EUSR and Mrs Wigemark visit Camp Butmir Memorial Park

On a recent visit to Camp BUTMIR, Mrs Wigemark had the idea that she would like to place some flowers in the memorial park to acknowledge the sacrifices made by those to whom the garden is dedicated. The visit also came on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. After speeches by Commander EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif and Ambassador Wigemark, Mrs Wigemark, accompanied by the respective EUFOR Senior National Representative, laid flowers at each of the memorials.

The Memorial Park was the idea of American Colonel Ron Sketo, who was the EUFOR Headquarters Commandant from 2000 to 2001. He wanted the park to be a smaller version of the 'Dayton walk' in the Dayton Ohio Airbase where the former leaders involved in the conflict signed the Dayton Agreement in 1995. The design of the fountain in the centre is based on a snowflake, which was the symbol of the 1984 Winter Olympic Games held in Sarajevo. Over the years a number of nations and groups have constructed various memorials in the park in honour of their respective personnel.

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