On May 6, 1976, the UAE united its armed forces under one flag and one leadership, marking the UAE Armed Forces' Unification Day.
Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi sent their wishes to the armed forces on the 44th UAE Armed Forces’ Unification Day.
In a statement on Twitter, Hazzaa AlMansoori said: On May 6, we celebrate the 44th UAE Armed Forces Unification Day anniversary. I’m proud to be one of you. Thank you for your sacrifices that have inspired me and many people over the years.
Sultan AlNeyadi added: On the occasion of the 44th UAE Armed Forces’ Unification Day, I send my sincere appreciation to the prestigious establishment and its brave affiliates and martyrs. I am proud to be part of the Armed Forces, which has, over the years, been credited with preparing national cadres capable of taking on any challenge, including space exploration.
On May 6, 1976, the UAE united its armed forces under one flag and one leadership to protect and defend the homeland and is now celebrated as the UAE Armed Forces’ Unification Day.
The 44th anniversary of the Armed Forces Unification Day also coincides with the year when the UAE prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its union.