Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi lays a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo's Nasr City district on Thursday, March 8, 2018- press photo Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi lays a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo's Nasr City district on Thursday, March 8, 2018- press photo

Sisi delegates Defense min. to lay wreath at Unknown Soldier Memorial

By: MENA
Thu, Mar. 8, 2018
CAIRO - 8 March 2018: President Abdel Fatah al- Sisi delegated on Thursday Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi to lay a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo's Nasr City district.

Sobhi who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, accompanied by Army Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid, also laid a wreath on the tomb of late president Anwar el Sadat, the hero of war and peace.

Every year, the Armed Forces celebrate the "Veteran Warrior and Martyr Day" on March 9, the day that witnessed the death of Lieutenant General Abdel-Moneim Riad who sacrificed his life for the sake of the nation.

Riad was the chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, when he was killed along with several of his aides in an Israeli mortar attack on March 9, 1969.

Riad also commanded the Jordanian forces in the 1967 Six-Day War.

The day Riad and his colleagues were killed is commemorated in Egypt as Martyrs' Day.
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