“Veterans Day” Ceremony in Fatih
A ceremony has been organized in Fatih because of the Veterans Day, in which nearly 250 martyrs’ and veterans’ relatives participated. The Veterans Day Ceremony has been organized by the Fatih District Governorship in the Topkapı Facilities with the support of the Fatih Municipality.
Deputy Governor of Istanbul Hikmet Dengeşik, and District Governor of Bayrampaşa Osman Aslan, and Fatih Mayor Hasan Suver, and the National Education Director in Fatih District Mucip Kına, and Fatih Mufti Vehap Kapıcıoğlu, and Ak Party Fatih District President Orhan Narin, and 250 martyrs’ and veterans’ relatives participated in the ceremony. The ceremony was started with a stand in silence and by singing the independence anthem in the memory of those martyrs, who sacrified their lives, and veterans, who got hurt, for their country from the past to the present. The Quran recited by the Fatih Mosque’s muezzin Recep Yasan was listened by the guests in awe.
Fatih Mayor Hasan Suver, who gave a speech in the ceremony, said that our country have existed in the most difficult geography of the world for a thousand year, and that heavy prices were paid in order to live in this homeland independently. Suver continued with the following: “Every nation existing in the history and shaping it has always paid a price. We have always had a homeland in the world, and have always lived independently in our history that is known for 5 thousand years. However, this has been possible by means of our martyrs and veterans. Today, we are here, because our martyrs and veterans paid this price with their lives and bloods. And tomorrow, we will also continue to exist if Allah lets. I wish God’s mercy for our martyrs, and a long life, health and well-being for our veterans. The ceremony has ended by serving food to relatives of the martyrs and veterans, who participated in the program.