UAE leaders issue statements reiterating nation’s commitment to martyrs on Commemoration Day
‘We are a nation that treasures the value of sacrifice’
On the occasion of Commemoration Day, President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has pledged to the families of the nation’s martyrs that they will continue to receive the utmost care and full support of the nation, “Because we are a nation that treasures the value of sacrifice and never forgets those who devoted their lives and offered their precious blood to keep the nation’s flag flying high.”
In a statement given to Nation Shield, the Armed Forces magazine, Shaikh Khalifa added that these sacrifices will only increase “Our resolve, strength, solidarity and cohesion to defend this country.”
To sacrifice oneself for the sake of the nation represents the ultimate dedication, devotion and loyalty; it is an unparalleled, ultimate sacrifice and an invaluable gift, the statement said.
For that, the heroism showed by our martyrs – civilians or servicemen – will remain engraved in the nation’s memory and immortal in our conscience. These sacrifices are prestigious medals of pride and glory. The sacrifices of our people will only increase our resolve, strength, solidarity and cohesion to defend this country, which our fathers founded on the values of sacrifice, magnanimity, advocacy of that which is right and standing with the oppressed.
UAE’s martyrs have set a magnificent example: Shaikh Mohammad
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has said in his statement that Commemoration Day is an occasion to pay homage to the bravery of those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, defending the sovereignty of their nation.
In a statement to Dira’a Al Watan, Nation Shield magazine, Shaikh Mohammad said, “The UAE’s martyrs have set a magnificent example of sacrifices that entrust us with a great responsibility to preserve our unity and become more committed and dedicated to continue the drive of evolving our beloved homeland,” adding that since the establishment of the Union in 1971, the UAE has made myriad and widely-coveted achievements, the most notable of which is instilling national pride in generations of Emiratis capable of giving and sacrificing their lives to keep the flag of their nation flying high in pride and dignity.
“On this glorious day, we reiterate our firm determination to follow in their footsteps, ensure synergy across all State sectors and continue our efforts to ensure that their sacrifices, which will remain indelible in the annals of history, will continue to serve the supreme interests of our homeland,” he said. “We bow in respect for the souls of our brave, heroic martyrs; whose names will live eternally as martyrs of honour, courage and patriotism.”
“Our martyrs have set a magnificent example of sacrifices that entrust us with a great responsibility to preserve our unity and become more committed and dedicated to continue the drive of evolving our beloved homeland,” Shaikh Mohammad added.
Read the full statement here
Commemoration Day celebrates glory of the nation: Shaikh Sultan
His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has said that Commemoration Day, marked on 30th November, is an occasion to express our pride in what the sons of this country have done in defence of the nation and for raising its national flag high. It is a day to celebrate the glory of the nation with the most glorious images of sacrifice, he said.
In a statement to Dira’a Al Watan, Nation Shield magazine, Shaikh Sultan said that Commemoration Day is an opportunity to honour and pay profound gratitude and reverence to the heroes of national duty who wrote with their pure blood the epic of dignity and glory.
“On the occasion, we affirm that the anniversary of our martyrs will remain alive and fresh in the memory of generations and immortal in the conscience of our people,” Shaikh Sultan added.
The Day, he said, represents a new day in our history to show appreciation of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives and all that is precious for their country and showed that nothing is more precious than the nation, a day that represent the Martyrs’ sacrifice for the sake of their future and the hope for the country to be the most beautiful homeland.