President Yudhoyono Leads National Pilgrimage Ceremony in Kalibata PDF Print
Sunday, 10 November 2013
President Yudhoyono on 10 November 2013 at 8 am Western Indonesian Time at Kalibata National Heroes Cemetery presided over the National Pilgrimage ceremony in commemoration of the National Heroes Day.

The commemoration of the 2013 National Heroes Day, themed ‘Pahlawanku Idolaku' (My Hero, My Idol) aims to raise people's awareness to respect the national heroes' merit, to preserve and disseminate the values of heroes to be learned and to be practiced as part of the attitude and behavior of all Indonesians in the life of the country, the nation, and the state, as well as to grow and develop the soul, spirit, and aims of the heroes among the society .


The National Pilgrimage Ceremony was attended by 4,500 guests, which include heads of the government institutions, ministers of the Second United Indonesia Cabinet, head of non-government institutions, Attorney General, Chief of the National Police, families of the heroes, and heads of the mass organization such as the Indonesian National Youth Committee (KNPI), Association of the National Heroes Family (Ikatan Keluarga Pahlawan Nasional), Pusat Korpts, Disabled Veteran, Legiun Veteran, and many others.


At the same time, the ceremony to commemorate the National Heroes Day at the national level was also done by spreading flowers in the Jakarta Bay at 8 am Western Indonesian Time and by observing a moment of silence for 60 seconds starting from 08.15 simultaneously all over Indonesia, which was done at the same with the flag-raising ceremony.


Minister of State Secretary through the Circular Letter Number : B-1231/M.Sesneg/D-1/DK.00.01/10/2013 dated 31 October 2013 informed heads of government institutions, ministers, Chief of the TNI, Chief of the National Police, Attorney General, Governor of Bank Indonesia, heads of non-government institutions, governors/regents/mayors, heads of state-owned enterprises (BUMN)/regional-owned enterprises (BUMD) and heads of Indonesian missions abroad through the Secretariat General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to observe flag-raising ceremony in their respective institutions in a solemn, orderly, and simple manner in accordance with the guideline of the implementation of the 2013 National Heroes Day, which can be downloaded at




Translated by:

Assistant Deputy Minister for State Documents and Translation

Deputy Minister for Policy Support

Ministry of State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia
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