Remembrance Day commemorated in Sofia: Photo Gallery

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them

On November 11 2012, diplomatic representatives of countries that were involved in the world wars of the 20th century gathered at the military section of Sofia Central Cemetery to pay their respects in a commemoration of Remembrance Day.

Prayers were said and wreaths laid at the British and Commonwealth, German, Italian and French sections of the cemeteries. Countries represented at the ceremonies by their diplomats included the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United States, South Africa, Serbia, Croatia and Greece. Bulgarian officers also paid their respects.

(Photos: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)




Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Clive Leviev-Sawyer is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Sofia Globe. He is the author of the book Bulgaria: Politics and Protests in the 21st Century (Riva Publishers, 2015), and co-author of the book Bulgarian Jews: Living History (The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria 'Shalom', 2018). He is also the author of Power: A Political Novel, available via, and, on the lighter side, Whiskers And Other Short Tales of Cats (2021), also available via Amazon. He has translated books and numerous texts from Bulgarian into English.