King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, and Crown Prince Hussein attended the JAF ceremony commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Battle of Al Karamah on Tuesday. The memorial site for the martyrs of the battle has been renovated to emphasize its importance and to narrate the tale of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives to protect the country, according to a statement from the Royal Court.
Upon their arrival at the ceremony, which was attended by several senior officials and officers in addition to members of the Royal Family, Maj. Gen. Yousef Hneiti, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, welcomed King Abdullah and Crown Prince Al Hussein.
His Majesty laid a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Monument and recited verses from the Holy Koran.
The King also met with a number of veterans who were injured in Al Karamah Battle, and expressed pride in them and in all veterans and personnel of the JAF and security agencies, highlighting their important role in serving the country and the nation.