Honoring Uganda’s Heroes: A Memorial Day message From Hon.Nandala Mafabi

Shared by Nathan Kikku Mubiru

Joseph Campbell, the brilliant professor of literature known for his explorations of the power of myth, once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

Campbell’s simple truth provides ample food for thought as we celebrate this Heroes Day.

For some, the day is simply viewed as a day off, backyard cook-outs and holiday sales. But as a Country, we should never lose sight of the deeper meaning of the Heroes Day: a time to remember the heroism of the men and women who died in the struggle for change, who died with the steadfast belief in something bigger than oneself.  With remembrance comes a deep sense of appreciation for those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country, its values and democratic ideals.

It is especially appropriate for those of us who live in this country and belong to the opposition to reflect on the significance of the day. The many stellar partnerships between FDC and the Ugandan communities are a particular source of pride for us. Our commitment to the needs of active duty personnel, veterans and their families is unwavering. So too must be our honor and respect for Heroes Day and that for which it stands.

We owe a large and, in many ways, unrepayable debt to the men and women who have given their all.  We will forever be grateful to them for sacrificing their lives for our freedom.

Nathan Nandala Mafabi 

President 2026~2031

Secretary General FDC

Chairman Bugishu cooperative union.


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