The 20th of June is one of the sanctified dates in Eritrea’s annual national holiday calendar. It is a day when we venerate and pay tribute to our martyrs for the most precious gift they gave us – a free and sovereign Red Sea state called Eritrea. Continue reading Freedom Comes Neither Free Nor Cheap→
In two weeks Eritrea lost heroes that represented the struggle towards liberation, men and woman that embodied the essence of the Eritrean way of life in good and tough times. Eritrea lost leaders that ignited the struggle, lived it and in the process amassed credentials that seem super human. These are selfless leaders that placed Eritrea above all by making it their mission, purpose and their sole reason for living. They lived and died for Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Honors Her Fallen Heroes Uniquely in Unison→
Without their sacrifice, Eritrea and Eritreans would not be standing tall today.
BY BEREKET KIDANE
Bob Marley once said, “Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others and you will live again”. Eritrea’s martyrs did not live for themselves. They lived for us and for future generations of Eritreans. They gave up their lives so that we can proudly live as a sovereign people in a free nation. That is why they continue to live in us and will always remain vivid in our national memory. Continue reading Heroes of Eritrea→
“Let me go before you on the road to martyrdom so you can be spared to finish the job behind me”
BY BEREKET KIDANE
Tegadeltis were famous for laying down their lives for each other in an act of selfless sacrifice on the battlefield. “Let me go before you on the road to martyrdom so that you can be spared to finish the job behind me” was their mantra.
They competed to be among the first ones to advance toward the enemy’s fortification alone (Hijem) or assault the enemy’s tank so that their fellow tegadeltis can be saved. They were not concerned with living at all. Their only concern was victory for the Eritrean people. Often times, the last words uttered by a fallen tegadalay before he took his last breath on the battlefield was, “Awet n Hafash!” Continue reading Eritrea: Me Before You→