President Jokowi Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes at Kalibata Cemetery

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 17 Agustus 2021
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President Joko Widodo leads a ceremony to pay tribute to the nation’s heroes at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, South Jakarta led by President Jokowi (17/08/2021). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat’s Press, Media, and Information Bureau/Kris)

In observance of the 76th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo led a ceremony to pay tribute to the nation’s heroes at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, on Tuesday (17/08/2021), at 00.00 Western Indonesian Time.

At the ceremony, President Jokowi as the inspector of the ceremony, expressed his highest respect to 10,190 heroes who had served and sacrificed their lives for the country.

Among the heroes resting in peace in Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, 9,192 were members of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri), 892 were members of struggle groups, 63 were national figures, and 43 unsung heroes.

On the occasion, the President also paid tribute to unsung heroes from all corners of Indonesia and prayed that God the Almighty grants them a decent place.

“My utmost respect for all heroes for their sincere and sacred sacrifices as well as their devotion to the country and nation and for their struggle to defend the country,” said the President.

“We promise that their struggle is our struggle and their path of struggle is also our path. Our pray, may their soul rest in peace and God the Almighty grant them a beautiful place,” the President added.

On that occasion, the President was accompanied by Vice President Ma’ruf Amin and Minister for Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas. (Presidential Secretariat’s Press, Media, and Information Bureau) (AP/MBB)

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