June 20, 2014

Martyrs Day commemorated with patriotic zeal at home and abroad

Martyrs Day commemorated with patriotic zeal at home and abroad

Martyrs Day commemorated with patriotic zeal at home and abroad

Asmara, 20 June 2014 – Martyrs Day was today commemorated inside the country and abroad with patriotic fervor under the theme “Commemoration that Reinforces Trust.” The commemorative event at Patriots Cemetery here in the capital was attended by Ministers, senior PFDJ officials, Army commanders, religious leaders and thousands of citizens. The President and senior officials walked to the Cemetery from Shida square beginning at 6 a.m. along with a marching band.

President Isaias, Mr. Al-Amin Mohammed Seid, PFDJ Secretary, Gen. Filipos Woldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Ms. Leul Gebreab, NUEW Chairperson, and Maj. General Romodan Osman Awliyay, Administrator of the Central region, respectively laid wreath at the Patriots Cemetery.

In a speech he delivered on the occasion, President Isaias, expressed appreciation to the Eritrean citizens at home and abroad for the deep affection and homage they had demonstrated in memory of the Martyrs. He further underlined the glorious legacy bequeathed by the martyrs to fellow citizens.

Stressing the imperative of honoring the trust of the fallen heroes on the part of all citizens, the President underlined that all nationals shoulder the responsibility of exerting the necessary effort to build a prosperous nation. The commemorative event witnessed the staging of cultural performances.

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