Ministry of Interior Observes Commemoration Day
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, November 30th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, expressed his sincerest pride in the martyrs of the nation – the men who have made the journey that leads to one of two goals: victory or martyrdom. His Highness stated that the martyrs had firstly answered God’s call to defend the tolerant religion, secondly answering the call of the homeland to defend both its soil and values. Thirdly, he said that the martyrs answered the call of duty to defend their brothers and their legitimacy, and to restore hope in the cradle of Arab identity.
In his statement on the occasion of Commemoration Day, HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed asserted that the names of the martyrs and their sacrifices and heroism will always be a medal of honor for the Emirati people. “The people of the UAE will forever be proud of these resounding examples of cohesion, pride, determination and capability; which have cast fear in the hearts of the enemies of God and the enemies of the nation,” he said.
“Second to none but the prophets, the martyrs are the most noble human beings - as they are the ultimate embodiment of courage and bravery,” HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed said. “They exerted their efforts to foster security, peace, and prosperity; and have defended the path of development and growth. They made the ultimate sacrifice, paying with their lives to protect the nation’s flag,” he said. “A nation grows by the heroic acts of loyal servicemen alone.”
HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed saluted the parents and families of the Emirati martyrs who gave their lives in defense of the nation, what is right, and legitimacy; as they represent the highest sense of sacrifice and redemption. “The sacrifices of the martyrs will not merely be a fleeting memory; rather, it will be the upright approach that will live on in the hearts and minds of the UAE people and the generations to come,” he said; noting that their sacrifices will forever serve as a constant incentive to continue forth in benevolence, sacrifice, and devotion.
It is worth mentioning that the UAE flag at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior was lowered to half-mast. Following a minute of silence observed by the staff members who prayed for the mercy of the martyrs’ souls, the flag was then hoisted to full-mast. This activity was carried out in contribution with the Security Support Department, the Force 7 Department, Police College cadets, female police members, and a number of police staff and members.
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