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AUS observes UAE Commemoration Day
American University of Sharjah (AUS) paid respect to those who gave their lives in service to the nation in an observance of UAE Commemoration Day, today, November 30, 2016.
A moment of silence was observed, followed by the raising of the UAE flag at the AUS Main Roundabout.
Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of AUS, attended the ceremony along with other senior officials, faculty, staff and students and said, "This day marks the sacrifices of our fallen heroes who are seen as a source of dignity and glory," said the AUS Chancellor.
The event was organized by the Office of Student Affairs in cooperation with the Emirati Cultural Club. Ahmad Khalid Al Nahyan, 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. "This is the day we commemorate our martyrs who sacrificed their lives with courage and dedication to preserve our country," said Al Nahyan.