Flag Day bolsters allegiance to country and leaders…
The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) Flag Day is a national occasion where people of the United Arab Emirates remember the efforts of the founders of their State, Late. His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Late. His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and their brothers who sacrificed everything for the sake of their nation. It is a day when the national spirit is renewed, and an occasion to reflect on the achievements of the era of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan .
The Emirati Flag represents meanings of justice, peace, tolerance, power and moderation, under which all Emiratis live a decent life and enjoy security and stability. This comes in continuation of the legacy of the Late. His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The ‘Raise it High’ aims to bring all sections of society under one banner to express their pride in the flag.
The Flag Day marks the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan becoming the president in 2004. Every year in November 3, people in the Emirates celebrate this national occasion, in which they reaffirm their allegiance to the UAE flag, which is a symbol of the country’s unity and greatness and represents their aspirations for a better future.
UAE Flag Day is a national occasion where we remember the efforts of our founders Zayed and Rashid and their brothers who sacrificed everything for the sake of our nation. We are continuing our march under the leadership of my brother His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to become one of the leading nations of the world. On this occasion, we would like to renew our commitment to the people of the UAE that we will do our utmost to serve our nation so that our flag will fly high in every field. It is an expression of our close bonds and love for our country and dedication to serve our nation. We call upon the people of the UAE to ensure that the values that the national anthem celebrates are always upheld. The flag demonstrates our unity behind our leader, President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, our love for His Highness Sheikh Khalifa , and the pledge of the people to be loyal to Him as a president and leader of the UAE.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
We raise the flag today to show our great love and appreciation for the UAE President for his national efforts and his continuous initiatives to keep the nation high and cherished, Under the banner of this flag emerges a march of success, achievements and gains made by the loyal children of the UAE who entrench the value of giving and sacrifice, Our unity, cohesion and solidarity are the source of our strength; they are our constant approach, which was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed and has been solidified by Sheikh Khalifa. Our union today is a seed our parents and grandparents sowed deep into the roots of the nation. We promise God to preserve it for our future generations.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
” The flag is a symbol of union, pride, dignity and is the pride of every Emirati. Our wise leadership represented by The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai & His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, are keen to ensure that these national events become an opportunity to highlight the national spirit, support values of loyalty and belonging, promote community cohesion and national pride in our dear country and its Flag. Flag Day is an opportunity to look around and see what things bind us and hold us together, in one country. The celebrations this year revolve around the fact that we live under the flag of the UAE enjoying security, safety, prosperity and stability, allowing us to shape the future and support comprehensive development under our wise leadership.”
Suhail Mohammad A. Al Zarooni