Dubai: A martyrs’ memorial will be set up in Dubai and completed in November 2017, in time for the next year’s Commemoration Day.
The orders to establish the memorial were issued on Wednesday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Shaikh Mohammad said that the memorial must be fitting for the martyrs’ great sacrifices, immortalising their memory and elevating the status of martyrdom for the sake of the nation in the spirits of future generations.
“Immortalising Emirati martyrs is an immortalisation of the strength and sacrifice of the people of the UAE. We are a people who do not fear presenting our dearest children as martyrs for our dearest land,” said Shaikh Mohammad.
“The blood of our martyrs will be remembered, their memories will be held in high esteem, and their sacrifices will remain sacred for the people and a source of inspiration for coming generations,” he added.
“In every corner of the nation, a flag will be hoisted for the martyrs. The first memorial was set up in our capital near Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which also holds the tomb of the founding father of the UAE, the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In every corner of our nation and hearts, there will be a monument and symbol that immortalises the martyrs’ sacrifices and their pure spirits,” said Shaikh Mohammad.