Memorial service of Georgia’s national hero, General Giorgi Kvinitadze held at Trinity Cathedral

The memorial service of Georgia’s national hero, commander-in-chief of the first Democratic Republic of Georgia, General Giorgi Kvinitadze, has held at Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, after which his remains will be laid to rest at the Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures.

Born on August 21, 1874, Giorgi Kvinitadze was actively involved in the development of the Georgian armed forces. During the period from 1905 to 1917, Giorgi was awarded numerous medals for acts of heroism. He participated in the Russo-Japanese war (1904–1905) and the First World War (1914-1918).

The remains of Georgia’s national hero returned home from France earlier this week.

Georgia marks Independence Day today, the day when the Act of Independence was adopted in 1918 and the First Democratic Republic of Georgia established.