His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has honored a number of Armed Forces officers in recognition of their heroism and bravery in serving their country.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed conferred upon the service officers the Order of Military Glory of the First Class and the Order of Bravery during a special ceremony at the Abu Dhabi Sea Palace, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
During his reception of the officers - who were headed by Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces - His Highness expressed his pride for their embodiment of the highest values of loyalty, belonging and courage, and for the heroic stances they demonstrated while serving both inside and outside the country.
Addressing the officers, Sheikh Mohamed said: “We are happy at the level of readiness and steadfastness that you demonstrate and your ability to carry out the tasks entrusted to you with competence and professionalism.”
Speaking of the fallen servicemen who have lost their lives in the battlefield, Sheikh Mohamed said: “The martyrs of the homeland and their brilliant legacies will be immortalized for eternity by future generations who will tell stories of their heroic, glorious and honorable accomplishments.”
The ceremony was attended by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Deputy Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs.