Eritreans In the United States commemorated Martyrs Day
|Eritreans in Seattle holding a candlelight vigil in honor of fallen heroes|
Seattle Remembers its Fallen Heroes and Heroines with National Pride!
Hundreds of members of the Eritrean Community of the Seattle Metro area gathered today, Friday, June 20th, at the Seattle Mahberekom to pay homage and express deep respect in memory of the men and women who got martyred in the long Eritrean war for independence and while defending its national sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity.
The nationals, who had filled the main hall of Mahberekom to over capacity, had contemplated and weighed in what the death of the thousands of Eritrean Martyrs meant to each and every one of them. Speakers after speakers expressed the heart felt honor they felt by what the selfless Eritrean martyrs did for Eritrea and Eritreans; and the undeniable proud legacy they left behind. They expressed their deep gratitude to the young men and women, who left everything worldly behind and faced pain and suffering, death and limb
dismemberment so that we, the living Eritreans, could be free! To that end, the participants rejuvenated their love and dedication for their fallen heroes/heroines and pledged to do whatever they could to support the family members our Martyrs left behind.
As has been the tradition now, the Eritrean youth of Greater Seattle took the lead in setting and leading the
Berhane Alazar for ENHOC Seattle, Friday, June 20th, 2014
Eritreans in New Orleans and its environs commemorated Martyrs Day
Eritreans gathered to honor Martyrs Day on Friday June 20th at New Orleans City Park. The program began with a moment of silence in memory of all those who sacrificed their lives for Eritrea’s liberty and sovereignty. The program included singing, poetry reading and speeches.
Various national songs and songs from the liberation struggle era alongside poems which demonstrated the transfer of our values as a heritage to the new generation raised the emotion of participants.
During the ceremony program, Dr. Sebahtu read an essay titled “ Sene 20, ትርጉም 20 ሰነ” which described the precious gift our martyr’s imparted to all Eritreans.
The several activities of the event in general made Martyrs Day an even more memorable day.
The day’s activities ended with the singing of the Eritrean National Anthem.
Eternal Glory to our martyrs!
Victory to the masses!
|Eritreans In New Orleans commemorating Martyrs day|
Eritreans in Washington, D.C. and its environs commemorated Martyrs Day
Photos of Martyrs Day in Washington, D.C.
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