It is thanks to armed forces that we can sleep peacefully at night
I write in reference to Ruba Haza’s article UAE Armed Forces announces death of Emirati serviceman (November 14): we have been taught – and rightly so – to respect the soldiers who put their lives on the line for the protection of the countries they defend. They sacrifice everything without thinking twice.
Imagine a country without armies or soldiers; no one is safe as there is no peace. When I hear stories about death and destruction in Syria, Yemen and other countries, I feel privileged to have brave soldiers keeping us safe and secure. It is because of them that we can sleep peacefully at night. I therefore salute our soldiers and martyrs ahead of Martyrs’ Day later this month.
Lamiya Siraj, Abu Dhabi