Stamps to commemorate UAE’s fallen soldiers

A series of new stamps are set to be issued in commemoration of the 45 soldiers who lost their lives in Yemen and to mark the upcoming Martyrs’ Day national holiday.

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Emirates Post is commemorating the 45 soldiers who lost their lives in Yemen last week with a series of stamps to mark the coming Martyrs’ Day national holiday.

Ibrahim bin Karam, chief commercial officer of Emirates Post Group, said employees wished to pay their respects to the Emirati servicemen who gave their lives in Operation Restoring Hope. The designs will be selected through a competition and be released in all post offices on November 30.

Mr bin Karam passed on the staff’s condolences to the President, Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the families of the Emirati heroes.

Fahad Al Hosani, acting chief executive, said the decision to issue the stamps reflected “EPG’s spirit of national loyalty and solidarity with those who serve the nation selflessly and fearlessly”.

A delegation of staff members visited the families of those killed after a Houthi missile hit an arms depot in Marib province.

Last month, Sheikh Khalifa declared Martyrs’ Day would be a national holiday to be marked on November 30 each year.