Sheikh Mohammed arrives at Wahat Al Karama in Abu Dhabi.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, witnessed the “Martyrs Day” ceremony that was held at Wahat Al Karama in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
The event was attended by Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's representative in the Al Ain region Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The Martyrs Day ceremony began with the arrival of Sheikh Mohammed at Wahat Al Karama.
Sheikh Mohammed went to the martyr's monument, where the artillery fired twenty-one rounds according to military traditions honouring the fallen heroes.
Sheikh Mohammed placed a wreath in front of the monument in a gesture of loyalty and appreciation for the sacrifices of our righteous martyrs who perished while defending the honour and dignity of the nation.
Sheikh Mohammed honored a number of families of the martyrs.
The Dubai Ruler handed the “Order of the Martyr” to each of: the mother of the martyr Ahmed Abdullah Ahmed Omar, the father of the martyr Ali Saeed Ali Kharbash Al-Saadi, the brother of the martyr Mohammed Rashid Muhammad Al-Abdouli, and the father of the martyr Tariq Hussein Hassan Al-Balushi.
Sheikh Mohammed also honored a number of the families of the COVID-19 frontliners who lost their lives while performing their duty in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the award of the Fallen Frontline Heroes Order to those who have lost their lives on the frontlines while tackling COVID-19.
The award is based on a proposal by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Head of the Fakhr Al Watan Office (Frontline Heroes Office).
The Order recognises the dedication and courage of frontline heroes, and the great sacrifices they made for the UAE and its society while performing their duty. It is an expression of gratitude to them and their families.
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