TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (Press Shia) – In a message forwarded Thu. Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei praised and honored martyrs to commemorate the national week of Holy Defense.

In the message he wrote “words fall short of describing the grandeur of martyrs, but if such brave and sacrificial men emerge in a nation, it is our duty to follow their footsteps toward the right path of ascension to God.”

He described martyrdom as a God given gift and hailed martyrs as the light, guiding all generations to redemption.

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