By Foibe Paavo
Mariental, Aug. 8 — After a two-year break due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Namibia will finally commemorate this year’s Heroes’ Day at Mariental.
The Heroes’ Day celebrations were established to remember the first battle of the armed struggle that took place on August 26, at Omugulugwombashe training camp in 1966.
The day is observed to honour all gallant Namibians who bravely fought for the liberation of the country, some of them paying the ultimate price.
The Heroes’ Day commemoration is held in different regions on a rotational basis and the last event was held in Otjiwarongo, in 2019.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology; “The Government wishes to invite the public from all parts of the country to come together and celebrate the selfless acts of sacrifice while reaffirming our patriotism that fosters pride and duty towards the nation.”