Commemoration of Martyrs Day at Patriots Cemetry
Asmara, 15 June 2015 – Martyrs Day was solemnly commemorated today with various events at Patriots Cemetery. Present on the occasion were President Isaias Afwerki, Ministers, senior PFDJ heads, Army Commanders, religious leaders, members of the diplomatic corps and thousands of citizens.
President Isaias Afwerki, Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the PFDJ, Gen. Filipos Woldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Armed Forces, Ms. Tekh’a Tesfamichael, President of the National Union of Eritrean Women, and Maj. General Ramadan Osman Awliyai, Administrator of the Central region, laid wreathes at the Patriots Cemetery.
President Isaias stated, in his address on the occasion, that the nation can never truly repay the martyrs who had made the ultimate sacrifice with their precious lives for the freedom and independence of their country. In the event, our duty is to exert tireless and purposeful endeavours to ensure and consolidate national development and progress and thereby achieve the national vision and ideals they sacrificed for, President Isaias underlined. We have gone some way to partially fulfill this solemn pledge. This must spur more inspiration and vigorous efforts. With several development undertakings on the pipeline, the country is progressing on the right track, President Isaias concluded.
Artistic performances highlighting the legacy of the Martyrs and the steadfastness of the Eritrean people featured on the occasion.