Honoring martyrs, remembering fathers as centenary marked

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, attends an event at the Martyr Monument in Amman on Sunday, celebrating the Kingdom’s first centenary. (Photos: Royal Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, on Sunday visited the Martyr’s Memorial, in remembrance of martyrs’ sacrifices to the nation as it marks its centennial, a Royal Court statement said.اضافة اعلان

The first government in Jordan was sworn in on April 11, 1921, marking the establishment of Transjordan under the leadership of Emir Abdullah at the time, which became the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan after declaring its independence in 1946.

Upon arrival at the venue, King Abdullah was welcomed by a 21-gun salute and was received by senior officials and officers.

His Majesty laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and recited verses from the Holy Quran.

The King also bestowed the Order of the State Centennial on the nation’s martyrs, in appreciation of their sacrifices.

Later in the day, His Majesty King and the Crown Prince visited the Royal Cemetery at the Royal Hashemite Court, in remembrance of the Hashemite kings’ role in the founding and progress of the state.

Their Royal Highnesses Princes El Hassan bin Talal, Feisal bin Al Hussein, Ali bin Al Hussein, Hamzah bin Al Hussein, Hashim bin Al Hussein, Talal bin Muhammed, Ghazi bin Muhammed, and Rashid bin El Hassan also visited the Royal Cemetery.

On the occasion of Jordan’s first centenary, Crown Prince Hussein said in an Instagram post: “From Abdullah I to Abdullah II, Jordan continues to write the story of a great, proud nation, built by its patriotic sons and daughters. As our country embarks upon its second centennial, we pledge to remain at the service of our loyal, righteous people.”

King Abdullah, Crown Prince Hussein, and Their Royal Highnesses visited the tombs of Their Majesties King Hussein, King Talal, and King Abdullah I, and recited verses of the Holy Quran.

On the occasion, King Abdullah has received messages of best wishes from leaders and senior officials of Arab and friendly countries on the occasion of the state’s centenary.

World leaders and senior officials praised Jordan’s pivotal role, under His Majesty’s leadership, on the regional and international levels, as well as King Abdullah’s efforts in service of Arab and Islamic causes, enhancing world stability, and safeguarding Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, in line with the Hashemite Custodianship.

They commended Jordan’s exemplary efforts to promote interfaith harmony, noting its role in hosting refugees and countering all forms of terrorism and extremism.

His Majesty also received cables from senior officials and officers, and representatives of civil society organisations on the occasion.

Crown Prince Hussein received similar cables, according to the Royal Court.