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Martyr’s Day in Egypt 2023 The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development honours the nation’s martyrs and emphasises the importance of commemorating and celebrating their memory.

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On the Egyptian Martyrs’ Day, the ECHRD expresses its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families and families of the noble and brave martyrs of the homeland, who sacrificed their lives and themselves for the security and safety of the homeland, so that the homeland could live with pride and dignity, referring to the importance of emphasizing the concept of giving with no reward, and the sacrificing one’s self for the sake of their nation’s dignity. This through demonstrating the merit of the martyrs to the homeland and telling the stories of their heroism to follow, celebrate and commemorate their memory.
The ECHRD expresses its appreciation for this special day, which reflects the nation’s pride in its people and embodies the highest meanings of giving and the sincere patriotic spirit of the loyal sons of Egypt who sacrificed their lives in order to preserve the homeland.
In this regard, we recall that Martyr’s Day in Egypt is corresponding to the 9th of March every year. Egypt has announced the celebration of this day since 1969 to commemorate the passing of the Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Army, Lieutenant General Abdel Moneim Riyad, in the war of attrition against the Zionist enemy. President Gamal Abdel Nasser mourned him and awarded him the rank of Lieutenant General and the Military Star of Honor, which is considered the largest military award in Egypt.

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