His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) - Arab Army, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Wednesday attended a ceremony held by the 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 Major General Yousef Hneiti, 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 distinguished military and security personnel, in appreciation for their sacrifice and dedication to serve the nation and safeguard its security.
The ceremony, attended by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein, Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein and Prince Rashid bin El Hassan, included the screening of a short video on the efforts of JAF and security agencies to protect the country.
Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, General Intelligence Department Director Maj. Gen. Ahmad Husni, and Public Security Directorate Director Major General Hussein Hawatmeh attended the ceremony.
Earlier, His Majesty King Abdullah II said the sons and grandsons of the soldiers of the Great Arab Revolt have never ceased to set the best examples of heroism and sacrifice.
“On the day of our Arab Army and on the Great Arab Revolt anniversary, the sons and grandsons of its brave soldiers continue to set the most wonderful examples of heroism and sacrifice to this day. We glorify and proudly salute them and the souls of our righteous martyrs,” His Majesty wrote on his Twitter account.