Mohammed bin Rashid calls for his accession day celebrations be dedicated to UAE Armed Forces

ABU DHABI: Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has called on all organisations and departments to dedicate the celebrations of his accession day to the UAE Armed Forces, asking all individuals and organisations to share a message of thanks and support to the brave sons and daughters of the UAE.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the UAE, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has been enjoying years of safety and security, and comfort and stability, because of those who sacrifice, “So we can live and prosper”. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed also said that the brave Armed Forces personnel work silently and selflessly “to protect every inch of this land, and that’s why they deserve our deepest gratitude and most sincere thanks”.

Sheikh Mohammed said, “Our Armed Forces are one of the strongest and most advanced in the region, they are some of the best trained and best equipped, and I need to thank all those involved in such development and improvement, in particular His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his role in leadership and inspiration, developing and pushing our Armed Forces to be one of the best in the world.” The Ruler of Dubai went on to say, “Thank you, guardians of our nation, for being a shield for the UAE. Thank you for answering the call of duty and for putting the country before yourselves.

Thank you for giving us your absolute dedication, time and effort, night and day.” It has been the custom of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed to dedicate his accession day, the 4th of January, redirecting its celebrations to thank members of the community that deserve recognition, asking all citizens and residents to join in and express their thanks however they see fit. For this occasion, Sheikh Mohammed has launched a wide social media campaign to allow all to express their love and send their thanks to the Armed Forces on Twitter and Instagram using a newly created hashtag.