UAE leaders pay tribute to nation's martyrs on Commemoration Day


The leaders of the United Arab Emirates have been paying their respects to the nation's martyrs on Commemoration Day.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, posted a statement on social media commending the heroes for striving to protect the UAE.

His Highness said the nation stands in reverence, respect and loyalty to them.  

A minute of silence was observed nationwide at 11:30 am on Monday to mark Commemoration Day.

Paying his tribute, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said, "We salute the 'heroes of humanity' who sacrificed their lives in the first line of defence with dedication and sincerity while protecting society."

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince said they "made the ultimate sacrifice on the frontline of defence of this country. They will remain in our hearts and inspire future generations".

His Highness added, "On Martyrs Day, I would like to join the nation in paying tribute to their heroism and saluting their devotion to protecting our country and our people."

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