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Martyrs’ Day: Remembering Eritrea’s Famous Few

June 20th, Eritrea's Martyrs' Day
The sacrifice of those ‘special few’ is what essentially saved Eritrea from the threat of occupation and invasion. For that, we have unflinching commitment to the unity and sovereignty of the country entrusted by these Martyrs of ours.


On Tuesday August 20th. 1940, in London, Sir. Winston Churchill delivered a speech to the House of Commons. The lengthy speech, although in general was a Milestone account of the Second World War situation as far as Britain was concerned, it was in particular a tribute to the ongoing heroic efforts of the Royal Air Force crews who were at the time trying to quell off the German Luftwaffe in the frenetic battle in the skies over England. Continue reading Martyrs’ Day: Remembering Eritrea’s Famous Few

Heroes of Eritrea

Without their sacrifice, Eritrea and Eritreans would not be standing tall today.

The law of sacrifice says that you cannot get something you want without giving up something in return. Eritrea’s martyrs believed Eritrea’s independence was of a higher value than life itself – their own lives. Facing death, their last words were always, “Awet N’Hafash” – Victory to the People. That’s why nothing in Eritrea can be taken for granted.


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

Mealti Sematat: Eritrea’s Memorial Day

Eritreans honor their Martyrs with pride. As we remember our martyrs, we also honor our veterans since honoring our veterans is honoring the struggle and the sacrifice made for Eritrea.

By Bereket Kidane,

LATER this month, Eritrea will observe ‘Mealti Sematat’ (Memorial Day) for its fallen heroes. Mealti Sematat has become as sacred as the ancient Muslim and Christian religious holidays celebrated in Eritrea. There is a certain sanctity to it.

Collective responsibility is a fundamental principle of Eritrean society. In Eritrea, the idea that we are all responsible for each other and for protecting the country’s sovereignty permeates every aspect of Eritrean life. It is particularly evident on Mealti Sematat because Eritrea being a small country everyone has experienced a personal loss, the country shuts down and people use the day to reflect and pause to honor their fallen heroes. Continue reading Mealti Sematat: Eritrea’s Memorial Day

ግቡእ ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ናብቲ ንቡር 18 ኣዋርሕ ክምልስ ምዃኑ ተገሊጹ

መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ኩነታት ናብ ንቡር ንምምላስ ኣብ ዝካያዶ ሓያል ጻዕሪ ፣ ኣብዚ ሕጂ እዋን ተጻፊፉ ንዘሎ ግቡእ ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ናብቲ ንቡር 18 ኣዋርሕ ክምልስ ምኾኑ ፣ ኣብ ሕቡራት መንግስትታ ኣሜርካ ኣብ ኤምባሲ ሃገር ኤርትራ ፈጻሚ ህዝባዊ ጉዳያት ኣቶ ብርሃነ ገ/ህይወት ንኤርትራውያን ኣብ ዝከይዶ ሰሚናር ገሊጹ።

ፈነዉ ሬድዮ ኣዳል

ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ኣብ ዝተፈልላየ ሃገራት ዓለምና ከም ናይ ዜጋታት ግቡእ ዘይትረፍ ዕዮ ገዛ ኮይኑ ዝሰራሓሉ ግቡእ ዜጋታት ሃገራት እዃ እንተኮነ ፣ ኣብ ሃገረና ኤርትራ ፍሉይ ዝገብሮ ነገር እንተሎ ፣ መንእሰያት ኤርትራ ግን ንስለ ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ዝወፍርሉ ዘይኮነስ፣ ሕደረ ሰማእታታ ንምትግባር ፣ መብጽዓ ዝእተዉሉ፣ ሃገር ዝውሕሰሉን ዝሃነጽሉን ግቡእ ናይ 18 ኣዋርሕ ረዚን ሕድሪ ዘስከም ዕዪ ገዛ እዩ ።  Continue reading ግቡእ ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ናብቲ ንቡር 18 ኣዋርሕ ክምልስ ምዃኑ ተገሊጹ

Celebrating Eritrea’s Military Service and Veterans

Honoring Eritrean veterans is a historic responsibility of the current Eritrean generation

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

It is easy to argue that all Eritreans in and out of Eritrea are veterans. Nearly every Eritrean has taken part on liberating and defending Eritrea in one form or another.  This article however, will focus on those veterans that struggled to liberate and defend Eritrea.

Eritrea is very connected to the martyrs that died to liberate and defend the nation. The martyrs of Eritrea are honored in a manner that they deserve. However, the idea of honoring Eritrea’s veterans has so far been, one can say, not addressed with the urgency it deserves. Continue reading Celebrating Eritrea’s Military Service and Veterans