Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Interim Provost, Masdar Institute, said: “Instituted through the decree of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, this day serves to honor the brave Emiratis who gave their lives in the line of duty for their country. We are proud of our martyrs. Their sacrifices ensure that the UAE flag continues to fly with pride, and the country will continue to stand behind the principles to achieve peace and justice.”
Following the one-minute silence, Masdar Institute’s staff, faculty and students participated in a flag raising ceremony, where the UAE national flag was raised to the sound the national anthem as a mark of respect for the country’s martyred heroes.
30 November 2015