National Supreme Sacrifice Day:
The supreme sacrifice by anyone is made when they forfeit their life for a cause, be it their country, religion, or rights like the freedom of the press. In honor of everyone who sacrificed their lives for a good cause, the 18th of March is recognized as National Supreme Sacrifice day annually.
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Why National Supreme Sacrifice Day?
Tales of sacrifice and courage for a noble cause continue to inspire us and motivate us to do noble deeds. We are taught stories of those who forfeit their lives in school, so we develop the same characteristics and continue the good work. Not just at school, even at home, our parents and grandparents narrate brave stories of the wise souls who laid down their lives to protect others.
The most pronounced sacrifice involves the face of death; it’s a day to offer thanks and appreciation to all those who made the supreme sacrifice for us. To all those who motivate us and the coming generation to be empathetic, brave, and willing enough to give up our lives for a noble cause, from saving thousands to even one single soul, be it human or animal, every sacrifice is counted to be a great one.
We need to remember the great heroes who laid down their lives for the protection of our country and its borders, the army, firefighters, police officials, air force, navy, and everyone in uniform; on this day, we pay homage to the great souls.
This day isn’t just about the heroes in the uniform; we also remember the unsung ones, which could be our parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, or even a stranger who has given up their life for an act of bravery. It also teaches that we don’t necessarily need a uniform to perform great acts of bravery.
How can we observe National Supreme Sacrifice Day?
- Express your gratitude for the sacrifice of fallen soldiers and their families.
- On social media platforms, share an example of someone who paid the supreme sacrifice. This could be a soldier, political martyr, a unit of soldiers, or a religious martyr.
- Write to the family of fallen soldiers and express your appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifice their loved ones made.
- Share an example of someone who paid the supreme sacrifice.
- Pay tribute to someone who sacrificed their life. Support people in uniform and their families.
- Honor someone who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Visit with the families of martyrs, support them and the people in uniform who lay down their lives for the protection of the country and its people daily.
- Conduct events in the nearby educational centers and schools, spreading awareness regarding the importance of the day.
- Participate in events around your locality that support the military and first responders.
- Visit a memorial and learn the names of local heroes. Also, educate and spread the knowledge with your friends and family.
- Participate in events around your area, supporting the first responders and army. Use #SupremeSacrificeDay to post on social media.
Interesting facts on National Supreme Sacrifice Day
Here are some interesting facts for you to enjoy and learn!
- Polycarp was a Christian religion martyr; he lived during the second century A.D. He refused to burn incense to the Roman emperor, so tradition has it that he was burned at stake and then stabbed to death.
- The British caught Nathan Hale and executed him for espionage during the American Revolution. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” were his powerful last words.
- In 2017, the US consisted of about 1.9 million female veterans.
- 12,987 living veterans served all through the Korean War, Vietnam War, and World War II, as of 2019.
- On March 15, 1920, a 16-years-oldHazel Miner saved her siblings’ lives, 11-year-old Emmet and 8-year-old Myrdith, when they were overturned in a fierce blizzard. She protected them with her body, keeping the blankets in place over her siblings through the night. Hazel Miner did not survive that night but saved the lives of her siblings.
- In 1952, four Bengali students were killed by Pakistani police while protesting for the right to use their mother language. Today, we celebrate International Mother Language Day on the anniversary of their death.
History of National Supreme Sacrifice Day:
The origin and founder of National Supreme Sacrifice day remain unknown.