City sets ‘tribute to heroes’ Dec. 2 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:11

The City Government of Zamboanga will hold on Monday, December 2, 2013, 8am at City Hall, a solemn ceremony honoring the fallen and living heroes of the September 9 Zamboanga siege.

Dubbed as “Tribute to Heroes”, the activity is meant to remember in a special way those who have risked their lives in defense of Zamboanga against infamy perpetrated by some misguided elements affiliated with Nur Misuari.

The event seeks to put a closure to the senseless siege and to jubilantly usher in the Advent season.

Invited to the special memorial ceremony are families of slain soldiers, policemen and civilians; those who took part in the defense of Zamboanga against the MNLF forces and all those who offered their time, effort and resources to the cause of upholding one flag, one nation, one Zamboanga. Top government officials from Manila will also grace the event.

Overall, the event will be acknowledging the experiences of all people who shaped and defined the character of Zamboangueños—who, despite diversity in religion, culture and  ideology—are united in their conviction to a cause and love for the city and country. — Sheila Covarrubias