President Jokowi Leads National Heroes Day Ceremony, Pays Tribute to Nation’s Heroes
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (11/10) led a ceremony to pay tribute to the nation’s heroes at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in Jakarta.
Accompanied by Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, President Jokowi acted as the inspector for the ceremony to commemorate the 2023 National Heroes Day.
The ceremony began with a report delivered by the ceremony commander Air Force Colonel Puguh Yulianto to the ceremony inspector, followed by giving a salute to the fallen heroes.
Afterward, the siren was sounded to commemorate the Battle of November 10th, 1945 in Surabaya, followed by a moment of silence led by the ceremony inspector.
“Let’s take a moment of silence to honor the service of our nation’s heroes,” President Jokowi said.
On that occasion, the President laid a wreath at a monument and Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas recited a prayer for the heroes.
The ceremony concluded with a final salute to the heroes, led by the ceremony commander.
After the ceremony, President Jokowi and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin were seen laying flower petals on the graves of fallen heroes accompanied by several Ministers of the Indonesia Onward Cabinet. (DND/UN) (AP/RAS/LW)