by Irene Joy B. Dayo
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Government agencies gathered as the City Government of Cagayan de Oro held a commemoration of the 81st Araw ng Kagitingan at El Pueblo Asus Heroes, Plaza Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City, April 10.
During the 81st Day of Valor commemoration, there was an executive and mass wreath-laying. (DCC/PIA-10)
The activity is anchored with the theme, “Kagitingan ng mga Beterano, Pundasyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino” (Veteran’s Valor, a Foundation for a United Filipino People). It featured an executive and mass wreath-laying ceremony and a 21-gun salute.
Representing City Mayor Rolando A. Uy is City Administrator, Lawyer Roy Hilario Raagas. He expressed his gratitude for the patriotism and nationalism of the fallen veterans and of the equally important individuals who were with them in fighting for the country.
Various government agencies participated in the 81st Day of Valor commemoration. (DCC/PIA-10)
“This Araw ng Kagitingan with the theme, “Kagitingan ng mga Beterano, Pundasyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino,” pays tribute to our brave and selfless veterans who, through their patriotism and sacrifices, paved the way for our nation’s unity and progress,” Raagas said.
The City Administrator also added that the occasion’s theme also signified how important it is to recognize the role of veterans who fought ferociously to defend the nation’s freedom and sovereignty during the Second World War.
In attendance are officials and employees of various offices of the city government, national government agencies, the families of veterans, and members of the media. (IJBD/PIA-10)