The Armed Forces of Nigeria have fought on land, any form of invasion by terrorists. With no eair and sea, with bravery confronting the enemies in battle. They put themselves in harm’s way to defend our country against criminals whose mission is to destroy everything our nation represents. They have recovered territories captured by insurgents. Many captives are set free, returning to their native land on daily basis. They also keep continuous watch over them to prevent and to hostilities in sight, they are surrounded in continuous daily fighting. They stand by their pledge to keep the territorial integrity of our dear nation and her people. The Armed Forces of Nigeria are heroes, they would rather die fighting than to let the nation down.
They also fight to preserve the economy of the nation by preventing militants from carrying out their heinous act through kidnapping and Pipeline vandalism.
Bandits on rampage are neutralised on regular basis they are prevented from causing more havoc in communities all around the country.
They miss holidays, and other big moments in the lives of their family members. Though we will never be able to fully repay their efforts, but it’s our responsibility to try. The dedication displayed by these individuals is unparalleled. We are blessed to have these brave men fighting to keep our homeland safe.
In the face of war, They are strong, brave to face what lies ahead. They are our brothers, friends, sisters and children. They are fathers and mothers too, they deserve our love, respect and appreciation. Their families pray daily hoping to see their loved ones again. Some make it back while others don’t. They deserve more than we give, they deserve our honour.
Just a few weeks ago the nation mourned a young pilot who fell to the cold hands of death while in battle. Mrs Perowei Jacobs became a widow only 3 weeks after marriage. He is one of the many soldiers who paid the supreme price to keep us safe. What sacrifice are you making for Nigeria?
Our brave men sacrifice their health, safety and comfort to keep you and I safe, losing their lives in pursuit of peace which we all enjoy and often take for granted.
In some parts of the western world, On commercial flights, members of the armed forces and veterans irrespective of their rank are called on board before other passengers and appreciated while everyone around clap their hands in appreciation of their service to their nation.
Some shops including restaurant give discounts and rebates on purchases and tickets respectively as a way of appreciating them..
Different days and events are set aside for these honourable men for all the go through to keep their nation together. to mention a few:
- Memorial Day: A day of remembrance for those who have died in service for the nation.
- Armed Forces Day: A time set aside to pay tribute to the military personnel who currently serve in the nation’s Armed Forces.
- Military Spouse Appreciation Day: A time to thank military spouses for being the backbone of the families who support the troops.
- Victory in Europe Day: Commemorating the end of the World War II.
POSSIBLE AREAS WHERE THE PUBLIC COULD APPRECIATE THE ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA
Discounts on electricity tariff for AFN barracks units and formation by distribution companies of Nigeria.
Donations of wheelchairs, prosthetics and crutches to incapacitated veterans.
Discounts on medical bills and treatment for AFN and their families in renowned public and private hospitals.
Accelerated visa processing privileges at embassies