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Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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Rwanda National Heroes' Day

Rwandans celebrate Heroes' Day on February 1. National celebrations take place starting early in the morning with the laying of wreaths at the Heroes' Cemetery at Remera, Kigali, by the president, officials of the government, and the families of the country's heroes. Wreaths are also laid at Nyange in memory of students who stood against the rebel forces of the Rwandan genocide. The national Heroes' Day celebration at Nyange features songs, dances, and poems praising the virtues and good example of the national heroes. More...
Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:13:03 AM

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Rwandans mark Heroes’ Day
PUBLISHED: February 01, 2017


Rwandans are today marking Heroes’ Day with celebrations taking place at the village level.

Over the last one week, a campaign to advocate for the altruistic values that has shaped the history of the country was carried out nationwide.

According to Deo Nkusi, the Executive Secretary of the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour (Cheno), the Day is also time to reflect and prioritise the befitting choices for a brighter future of the nation

“Heroism was inscribed in Rwandans’ daily life, we are bound to learn from it, cherish it and pass it on to our children,” Nkusi told The New Times yesterday, adding that the future generations play an integral role in continuity of the heroic values.

This year’s celebrations will be held under the theme; “Heroism is making Choices that Fit Us”

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Place-name Kigali always reminds me of that brutal genocide!
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