His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, attended a ceremony held on Monday by JAF at the Martyr’s Memorial on the occasions of Accession to the Throne Day, the Great Arab Revolt anniversary and Army Day.
Upon arrival at the venue, King Abdullah was welcomed by a 21-gun salute and was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Freihat, Petra News Agency reported.
His Majesty laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and recited verses from the Holy Quran. The King also toured the various facilities of the Martyr’s Memorial and signed the guestbook.
His Majesty bestowed medals on personnel from the JAF, the Public Security Directorate, the General Intelligence Department, the Civil Defense Directorate, and the General Directorate of the Gendarmerie, including injured servicemen, in recognition of their distinguished efforts and sacrifices to safeguard Jordan and Jordanians.
The ceremony, attended by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein and Prince Rashid bin El Hassan, included the screening of a short film on the efforts of JAF and security agencies to protect the country, paying tribute to those who were martyred or injured while defending the homeland.
Directors of security agencies and senior officers also attended the ceremony.