Kosovo president lays wreaths at cemetery

March 16, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Forest Hills Cemetery) Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga (left) shakes hands with George Milley, president and CEO of Forest Hills Cemetery, at the cemetery on March 4.

FOREST HILLS—The president of the Republic of Kosovo visited Forest Hills Cemetery on March 4 to lay wreaths on the graves of prominent Albanian nationalists of the early 1900s.

President Atifete Jahjaga paid her respects at the graves of Archbishop Fan Noli, who headed Boston’s St. George Cathedral, and Faik Konitza, who edited a Boston Albanian newspaper. Both are buried in the St. George Cathedral grave lot at the 95 Forest Hills Ave. cemetery. The cathedral is the base of the Albanian Orthodox Church in America.

During her U.S. trip last week, Jahjaga also spent two days speaking and holding meetings at New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College.

Kosovo is a recently declared nation in Eastern Europe that is recognized by the U.S. but disputed by neighboring Serbia.

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