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AUS holds UAE Commemoration Day
American University of Sharjah (AUS) observed a moment of silence in memory of the UAE soldiers who dedicated and sacrificed their lives in the field of civil, military and humanitarian services by lowering the UAE flag at the AUS Main Roundabout at a special ceremony held during the UAE Commemoration Day, today, November 30, 2015.
As the national anthem played, the flag was then raised again by Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of AUS, in the presence of senior officials, faculty, staff and students. "We are here to honor the fallen heroes and martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country," said the AUS Chancellor.
The event was organized by the Office of Student Affairs in cooperation with the Emirati Cultural Club. Mohammad Al Kalbani, President of the Emirati Cultural Club, spoke at the gathering and voiced the Emirati Cultural Club's pride in the UAE soldiers who are the heroes of the nation. "We are proud of those who died fulfilling their duties towards the country," he said. "We pray for those heroes and their families."