Wednesday 19 June 2013
Leeds, Eritreans came together to participate in the Martyrs Day organized by the Eritrean Committee.
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.
During the opening program, chairman of Eritrean Committee, delivered a speech of the precious gift our martyr’s imparted to all Eritreans,
stated that it was their selfless sacrifice which gave us independent Eritrea, thanks to them, we are still enjoying the freedom that they
brought about; as we gather to remember them, we do so in gratitude.
The various national songs and songs from the liberation struggle era along side a poems which demonstrated the transfer of our values
as a heritage to the new generation raised the emotion of participants. The Children choir group also presented national songs from the
liberation struggle times. The various 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.
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