19 July 2018
Hundreds of people attended the flag hoisting ceremony marking the 71st Martyrs’ Day at the Secretariat Building in Yangon on Thursday morning. They held a two minutes of silence as a tribute to the 9 fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for the independence of the country on the 19th of July in 1947. Secretariat building is the place where General Aung San and other leaders were assassinated.
Headmistress, No.4 B.E.H.S Puzundaung Township, Myint Myint Thein said “150 students from our school came here to pay tribute to our fallen heroes and also to observe the Secretariat building. I believe my students will know more about the Martyrs’ Day and General Aung San. We pay tribute to the independence heroes every year and remember their efforts for the country’s independence. I’m proud of attending this event.”
Student, Khant Phone Naing said “I came to pay tribute to the 9 fallen heroes. We got to know more about General Aung San through this event here. We have the greatest respect for his efforts for the country.”
Also, people have been visiting Bogyoke Aung San Museum, established in 1962, where handwritten notes, Bogyoke’s Silicon Statue, quotes, stamps and many others are on display. This year, the public are permitted to visit only the ground floor of the Museum on the Martyrs’ Day and the next 2 days.
Visitor, Zin Min Tun said “This is my first visit to Bogyoke Aung San Museum. It’s a great chance to see our General Aung San’s stuff and the house he lived. We always remember the national heroes’ efforts for the country.”
Visitor, Aye Mie Thein said “This is my 2nd visit to the Museum. The first time was when I was a child. It’s very sad that General Aung San sacrificed his life for the country. We have respect for his efforts.”
Marking the 71st Martyrs’ Day falling on the 19th of July, Bogyoke Aung San Museum will be opened for the public till the 21st of July from 6 am to 6 pm.