Jordanian Royals Celebrate the Great Arab Revolt First Centennial

  June 3, 2016 at 5:42 am by

Led by His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army (JAF), the Hashemite Royal Family gathered on Thursday to attended the grand military parade marking the Centennial of the Great Arab Revolt.

At the front of the audience were Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Salma Bint Abdullah and Princess Muna Al Hussein along with several Jordanian government and army senior officials.

King Abdullah II, who was driven in the Royal Red Motorcade, waved to thousands of citizens who lined the march route to Al Rayah Parade Ground, at the Royal Hashemite Court where the military parade took place. During the parade the King handed over the Great Arab Revolt banner to the Army’s “Mother Unit” battalion in a special ceremony. The program also contained a variety of military, musical and air shows performed by around 1,000 military personnel.

The celebration was attended by 5,000 guests representing different segments of the Jordanian society. Among the attendees were also the sons and grandsons of soldiers and martyrs who participated in the Revolt.

The Great Arab Revolt was launched hundred years ago by the family’s great-great grandfather Sharif Hussein bin Ali, King of Hijaz, and aimed to achieve the independence for the Arab nations of the Ottoman Empire. He was succeeded by his sons King Ali of Hijaz, Prince Zeid, King Feisal I of Iraq and King Abdullah I, the founder of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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