Sunday, August 30, 2015

Palace urges Filipinos to join commemoration of National Heroes’ Day

From the Philippine News Agency (Aug 30): Palace urges Filipinos to join commemoration of National Heroes’ Day

Malacanang encouraged the Filipinos on Sunday to join the commemoration of the National Heroes' Day on Monday.

”On this day, we must give honor to our heroes who offered their lives to fight, uphold and exalt our independence that became the foundation of the development that we have been experiencing,” Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in an interview with dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

”May our heroes serve as a source of inspiration by the Filipino people and the next generation who aspires for a better life for their families,” he added.

Coloma said President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the commemoration of National Heroes’ Day with a simple wreath-laying ceremony and commemorative program at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Monday. The event will take place at 8 a.m.

The President will be joined in by other top government officials, senior military officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel, members of the diplomatic corps, students, and members of the Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP).

A full military honor composed of personnel from the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy (Fleet and Marines), and Philippine Air Force will also be tendered to the President upon his arrival at the LNMB.

National Heroes' Day is a national holiday in the Philippines, celebrated every last Monday of August to pay tribute to our Filipino heroes, particularly soldiers fallen during combat and/or while performing in humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.

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