By Aleksandra Rebic
One of the highlights of my recent visit to Indiana the weekend of May 18-19, 2013 was getting a personal tour of Voyvoda Momchilo Djujich’s personal library in Chetnik Memorial Hall in Schererville (Crown Point) Indiana. The library, which was moved from California to Indiana after Voyvoda died, includes his unique table, his many books and photos, and some of his personal effects, including his telephone and alarm clock! I’m thankful to Milica Midge Iglendza who was kind enough to take the time to show me around. It was a pleasure meeting and spending time with you, Milica, mother of the legendary Stevan Iglendza! Spending time in Voyvoda Djujich’s library is like a walk through history – so important to “save things” – to preserve them for future generations.
One of the GREAT things about being from a Chetnik Family is the warm fellowship that we get to experience and share. A true treat at the Congress of the Organization of Serbian Chetniks Ravna Gora event in Merrillville, Indiana on May 18, 2013 was having the opportunity to meet and spend time with fellow patriots Jovan Ivancevic-Struja, Velimir Cvjeticanin and Danny Danilovic. I had the pleasure of meeting Danny many years ago through his great band “United Serbs”, and it was wonderful to hear him “live” and “in person” playing Serbian patriotic songs on his keyboard at the event! Jov is every bit the passionate patriot that will give every “old timer” the confidence that the legacy will continue on forever as the “youngsters” continue to maintain the torch! And Velimir – you contribute so many treasures here on “Chetnik Family” that it was an honor to finally meet you in person – and you are a genuinely nice man, which made it even better!