DUBAI, 30th November, 2016 (WAM) — Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, accompanied by a number of RTA directors, today hoisted the national flag over the RTA’s Head Office. All attendees then observed a minute of silent prayer for the souls of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives to uphold the UAE’s flag. The events mark the UAE Commemoration Day, which falls on 30th November each year.
“The UAE government and all Emirati people beam with pride on celebrating the Commemoration Day, in recognition of the martyrs who voluntarily sacrificed their souls in defense of our homeland, right, and justice. We are overwhelmed with pride, dignity, and sense of belonging on seeing Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes, Deputy Rulers, Sheikhs, and officials offering condolences and sympathy to the families of the martyrs. Such a practice proves that all Emiratis are one family and sharing grievances.”
“Our leadership pays tribute to sacrifices of its heroic soldiers, as President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the Insignia of Martyr to them in honour of their loyalty and sacrifices while performing their national duty. The UAE government has erected a Martyrs’ Memorial in recognition of Emirati martyrs. The step echoes the commitment of the UAE to recognise the sacrifices of martyrs who lost their lives while performing their national duty for the sake of our homeland,” noted Al Tayer.
“Our martyrs represent a source of pride for all Emiratis and set an example to follow in defending Arab and Islamic nations against their enemies. Under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE has gone the extra mile in defending Arab land, and repulsing aggressors,” continued Al Tayer.
“The souls of our brave soldiers will always signal the valour and sacrifice of our brave armed forces. History will remember the names of our martyrs whose sacrifices granted us honour, dignity, and pride,” concluded Al Tayer.