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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Hopes and prayers for the families of our nation’s heroes

Our readers have their say on Commemoration Day, Canada and justice

Members of the UAE Armed Forces participate in a Commemoration Day ceremony at Wahat Al Karama, a memorial dedicated to the memory of UAE’s National Heroes in honour of their sacrifice and in recognition of their heroism. Rashed Al Mansoori / Ministry of Presidential Affairs 
Members of the UAE Armed Forces participate in a Commemoration Day ceremony at Wahat Al Karama, a memorial dedicated to the memory of UAE’s National Heroes in honour of their sacrifice and in recognition of their heroism. Rashed Al Mansoori / Ministry of Presidential Affairs 

November 30 was a day of great pride for every Emirati, as our nation remembered those who defended our country, making the ultimate sacrifice to defend the UAE and keep its flag fluttering high – heroes who courageously went forth to defend the oppressed and do what’s right.

Commemoration Day fills our hearts with longing but also with gratitude for those Emiratis who kept their promise and sacrificed their lives to ensure people’s safety and peace of mind. Our brave soldiers will live on; their names and sacrifices will forever be proudly told by the history of our nation – where people and leadership are allies in facing adversity and partners in realising the impossible.

Carrying on with our efforts to preserve our country’s accomplishments and ensure a comfortable life for our people is the best gift we can present to our heroes. We honour them by embracing integrity and transparency as a work ethic, where every citizen can play a role in building this nation. We offer our sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers to our heroes’ families, asking God to grant them patience and solace, to bless those who are no longer with us and spread justice, peace and safety.

Hamad Al Suwaidi, chairman, Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority

Canada’s generosity should be an example to us all

With reference to your story Stateless Syrian on way after six-month Malaysian airport stay (November 27), I have immense respect for Canada for always being humble and humane. I am proud to be Canadian.

Farah El Agha, Dubai

Bravo Canada.

Sasila Mufida, Croatia

I am very glad he is finally free and will be going to the wonderful city of Vancouver.

Jennifer Hsnkn, Abu Dhabi

Killer should have served longer for murder of teacher

Regarding your story Qatari who murdered British teacher Lauren Patterson sees death sentence quashed (November 27), there is no justice for the victim.

Sammira Mohiadeen, Dubai