The Saudi Ministry of Defense will participate in various activities to mark the Kingdom’s 93rd National Day which falls on 23 September, including aerial and marine shows in several areas across the kingdom.
Different types of Royal Saudi Air Force planes, including Typhoon, F-15S, Tornado, and F-15C, will perform in 13 cities, including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran, Damman, Al-Jawf, Jubail, Al-Ahsa, Taif, Al-Baha, Tabuk, Abha, Khamis Mushait, and Al-Khobar.
The Saudi Falcons Aerobatic Team will also execute formations and aerial shows in the skies of several cities in the Kingdom in celebration of National Day.
The Royal Saudi Navy is also participating in national day events with marches and shows in the East and West Fleets, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its national day on the first day of September 23rd of each year to commemorate the unification of the Kingdom and its founding at the hands of His Majesty King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, may Allah have mercy on him, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on its website.
This day of the year 1351 AH / 1932 AD witnessed the birth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after an epic battle, led by founder King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud - God rest his soul - over the past thirty-two years after He recovered the city of Riyadh, capital of the kingdom of his ancestors and fathers in the fifth the month of Shawwal in 1319, corresponding to 15 January 1902. On the 17th of Jomada Al-oula 1351, A royal decree was issued to declare the unification of all parts of the modern kingdom under the name of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz chose on Thursday, May 21st of the same year, September 23rd 1932, the day of the proclamation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Ministry added.
On the 17th of Jumadah Al Uola 1351, a Royal Decree was issued declaring all parts of the Kingdom united, under the name “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”. King Abdulaziz chose Thursday the 21st of jumadah al Uola to declare that unity. Now this is the national Day of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
During his reign, two crossing swards and a datepalm between them was chosen as an emblem for the newly established Kingdom. The flag of the Kingdom was also chosen; it is a green rectangle in the center were written the words “No God except Allah and Mohammed” is his messenger in white, and under it is white sword.
In 1937, oil was produced in commercial quantities in the Eastern Region thereby increasing the wealth of the country which in turn contributed to the development of the Kingdom and its welfare.
The Saudi Arabian Monetary Fund was then established. The King also ordered that agricultural equipment should be bought and distributed among farmers. Asphalt roads were also constructed and a railway line was also established to link Riyadh with Dammam. A network of telecommunications was established together with the Saudi Arabian Airways in 1945. A pipeline was constructed from the Arabian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea.
Saudi Arabian Broadcasting Station was also established by the King in 1949. To fight disease the King ordered the establishment of Hospitals and provide health services in the different parts of the Kingdom. Immigration law was enacted to regulate the immigration and regular residence in the Kingdom.
King Abdulaziz died on the 2nd of Rabie Al awal 1373, corresponding to the 9th of November 1953, after a very long struggle that influenced the Islamic and Arab worlds, and after he established his Modern I Islamic Kingdom which used modern day ways of live without violating Islamic rules and principles aiming only to serve Sharia and Muslims everywhere. (SPA; Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Photo © Saudi Ministry of Defense)