Army honors soldiers’ sacrifices on National Heroes Day

The Philippine Army honored soldiers’ heroism in commemoration of the National Heroes Day with theme “Tunay na Kabayanihan sa Paglaban at Pagbangon” held today at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Libingan ng Mga Bayani, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

The commemoration was graced by the Commanding General, Philippine Army Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana together with the AFP Chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, who led the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the heroism of Filipino heroes who fought for freedom and independence of our country.

President Rodrigo Duterte in a video message gave his remarks. “I join the entire nation as we celebrate this year’s National Heroes Day. Today, we honor not only the valor of our forbearers who fought for our motherland’s freedom here but also the heroism of those who risked their lives fighting a different kind of enemy.”

Yesterday, President Duterte visited the Jolo blast site to honor the sacrifices of 8 soldiers who perished due to the bombing carried out by terrorists.

He also pinned Wounded Personnel Medals on 15 injured soldiers who were able to survive the blast. The president believes that the sacrifices of our soldiers would not be in vain.

“I hope that the bravery of our Filipino heroes past and present will inspire us all to face and overcome even the most horrible situations. Together let us become everyday heroes as we pursue a better future for everyone,” he said. PHILIPPINE ARMY