The Lebanese Red Cross Commemorates its Martyrs
The Lebanese Red Cross commemorated the twenty-seventh memorial of its martyrs under the slogan “certificate of life, a life of a martyr”, in a large ceremony held at Saint Joseph School theatre in Kornat Shahwan (Mount Lebanon) under the patronage of President Micheal Suleiman, represented by the Minister of Environment Nazem Alkhoury, who represented interns the president of parliament Nabih Berri and the Prime Minister Najib Mikati, in the presence of the president of the Lebanese Red Cross Shiekh Sami Al Dahdah and a huge number of the Lebanese Red Cross volunteers.
The ceremony began by the Lebanese national anthem and the Lebanese Red Cross anthem, and after a minute of silence on the martyrs’ souls, Georges Abi Rashed, the head of Kornat Shahwan Center, made a speech in which he said: “Every paramedic works under the banner of the seven principles and the primary aim is to take care of others.
Then was a word for AL Dahdah in which he said: “The Lebanese Red Cross National Society is a society that works for human, and its volunteers had found themselves in its fields armed with the spirit of giving, motivated to serve who suffers in order to save those who need help”.
The representative of the President also said a word,”15 martyrs from the Red Cross had fallen, and we hope this be the last time”. Khoury also called in this souvenir to take the international laws in to consideration in order to protect those who are outside the game of war.
During the ceremony, there were video reports about the work of the Lebanese Red cross during the Syrian crisis in Wadi Khaled and its strategy, and a documentary about the paramedic Hussein Hamdar in the twenty-fifth memorial, in addition to paintings and play scenes. The ceremony ended by distributing a medal of honor on the martyrs’ families.