On Occasion of Sacred Defense Week
Leader to Honor War Veterans

TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Head of foundation for preservation of Sacred Defense works and values, Brigadier Bahman Kargar said on Tuesday that the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will honor one million war veterans and defenders of holy shrines in a ceremony to mark Sacred Defense Week.
Brigadier Kargar said the event will take place via a video conference on the occasion of Sacred Defense Week to start on September 21.
Sacred Defense Week is annually held across Iran in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980-88.
About plans to celebrate the Sacred Defense Week, Brigadier Kargar said that parades will not be staged this year, but eight related defense museums will be inaugurated in eight provinces.
Brigadier Karagr said that 54 big projects related to Sacred Defense will open during the Week.