Eritrea is a self-reliant, social justice oriented, hardworking conscious nation willing to pay the price to ensure independence. Eritrea is a proven country through and through. Eritrea is a nation that believes on equality. Eritrea possesses values that are selfless and incorruptible. Eritrea is patient and long-view oriented country unperturbed by the prevailing wind and able to weather storms and come out victorious against all odds.
ERITREA’S independence was not handed to us on a silver platter; we paid a high price to achieve it. Eritrea’s Independence Anniversary is a celebration of our identity, our cultures and traditions, our diversity in unity and most of all, to pay tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives and limb to liberate Eritrea, defend her sovereignty and are working tirelessly and selflessly to ensure her development.
Eritrea wins, simply because it is. Yes, it crawls. It stumbles. It grasps. It misses. But, it also hits. It progresses. It develops. It moves forward. It lives. It stands. Those that wrote off Eritrea or continue to condemn it, forgot about or choose to remain ignorant of the simple basics about the country. Accordingly, and quite humbly (as local custom dictates), a crash-course on the a, b, c’s on Eritrean history is in order.
At 24, Eritrea is still an oasis of religious harmony and a model of religious tolerance. In most Eritrean villages across the country, unlike in most parts of Africa, and much less in the Arc of Crisis region, one can see a church and a mosque standing side by side, attesting to the harmonious coexistence of the two major religions. Today, at 24, this oasis of peace and stability has embraced its future and is preparing for a takeoff.
The story of Eritrea leading up to May 24th is one of veneration, inspiration, and exception. A 30 year struggle taking the lives of 65,000, finally coming to end. Independence finally achieved. The only African nation to liberate itself from another African state. Since independence, Eritrea has continued to develop through resilience. It is flourishing socially, economically, and politically. The country is known for its political stability, low crime rate, and responsibility.