Philippines Honor Fallen Commandos During National Day of Mourning

January 30, 2015 7:58 AM

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Philippines Honor Fallen Commandos During National Day of Mourning

Flags flew at half mast across the Philippines on Friday as the entire country observed a national day of mourning following the violent deaths of 44 elite commandos during a daring raid.

President Benigno Aquino held a ceremony honoring the deceased servicemen on Friday. “The entire nation is requested to offer prayers and all public institutions are directed to lower the Philippine flag at half-mast on Friday,” Aquino said in a statement released ahead of the service.

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