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King, Crown Prince attend army’s celebration of national days

By JT - Jun 11,2018 - Last updated at Jun 11,2018

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, on Sunday attended the ceremony organised by the JAF at the Martyr’s Memorial to mark the 19th Accession to the Throne Day, the Great Arab Revolt anniversary and Army Day. 

Upon the King’s arrival, also accompanied by several Royal family members, the artillery performed a 21-gun salute and the national anthem was played, a Royal Court statement said. 

His Majesty was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, the director of the Martyr’s Memorial and directors of the security agencies, he reviewed the Guard of Honour. 

The King and the ceremony’s attendees recited the Fatiha (the opening chapter of Koran) for the souls of fallen soldiers, who died in the line of duty in the Kingdom and Palestine, setting an example of “sacrifice for peace and justice and serving humanity”. 

His Majesty laid wreaths on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier located in the memorial’s vicinity.

The King also toured the memorial, where the stories of fallen soldiers are showcased, and wrote a remark in the honoured guests’ record. 

The King then bestowed Royal medals on several officers and commissioned officers for distinguished service and performance from the JAF, the Public Security Department, the General Intelligence Department, the Civil Defence Department, and the Gendarmerie Department, in appreciation of their sacrifices in serving their duties with courage and dedication, as well as to reflect the leading role of the security services in safeguarding the country and its citizens, which is above all considerations.

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