Addressing the audience, the mayor noted that Iran’s medical staff played a great role in the war with Iraq and “I see it my duty to tell about their bold presence in the war to the young generation that has not been there.”
The mayor said the Sacred Defense is the most brilliant juncture of the Iranian history and added, “I believe we need the culture of Sacred Defense for management of the country in various economic, social and political fields. In the absence of that culture, we will never get anywhere… Our youth are fair and do not compare Tehran with New York and London, but we can compare our city to Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul.”
Ghalibaf added that the liberation of Khorramshahr should be understood in depth because “I believe that the Sacred Defense culture is more profound than that of the Islamic Revolution. The Islamic Revolution’s root ran deep during the Sacred Defense and we need the same experience in medical, technical and engineering, management, economic and social fields."
The ceremony was attended by families of martyred war commanders and Masoumeh Abad, member of Tehran Islamic City Council and a war veteran.