Macedonians Mark 109th Anniversary of Ilinden Uprising

On August 2, 1903, the St. Ilija’s Day Uprising — also known as Ilinden — was one of the most important revolts against the late Ottoman Empire.  Today, we celebrate the first realization of a Macedonian Republic, and we remember the brave men of Ilinden, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  The Ottoman Empire ruled Macedonia for nearly…