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Free entry to military museums, sites on October War anniversary

Fri, Oct. 6, 2017
CAIRO – 6 October 2017: All military museums and sites will be open for free on Friday for Egyptians in honor of the 44th anniversary of the October War.

The decision comes as part of the state’s celebrations of the historical anniversary as several other events are supposed to take place during the coming hours.

In an official statement, the Egyptian government said that giving Egyptians access to museums and sites affiliated to the military for free comes as kind of a “partnership” and “sharing” between the civilians and armed forces during this occasion.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, however, started the calibrations earlier Wednesday by placing flowers on the tombs of former Egyptian presidents Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Muhammad Anwar Al-Sadat.

Sisi also placed another wreath of roses on the “unknown soldier” tomb, as he was accompanied by the commander-in-chief of the armed forces; Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhy; Minister of Military Production Mohamed Al Assar; and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Mahmoud Hijazi, as the national anthem was played.

Several senior state officials, commanders of the armed forces, and policemen, along with a number of leaders and heroes of the October War, attended the celebrations.
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