27 September – Remembrance Day

The military operations that started on 27 September and ended on 10 November 2020 went down in Azerbaijan’s history as
a Patriotic War. Our soldiers and officers, those working in the rear and the Azerbaijani people as a whole demonstrated an
example of true heroism in the war for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, determination,
resolve, strong unity and solidarity in this cause of Truth and Honor.
Unable to withstand the victorious advance of Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces, the enemy targeted innocent civilians and
committed war crimes to create an atmosphere of fear and shake our people’s will. Due to the Armenian army’s heavy
artillery and rocket fire on our residential areas, about 100 civilians were killed and more than 400 civilians wounded during
the war. Many of our servicemen were martyred and injured throughout the war, went missing, and lost their health.
Our lands were liberated at the cost of the blood and lives of our heroic martyrs. The history written by Azerbaijan’s victorious
Armed Forces has laid a solid foundation for a stronger Azerbaijan. It is also a critical factor in ensuring robust and lasting
peace and security in the region.
The people and the state of Azerbaijan always appreciate their sons and daughters’ bravery and honor the memory of
martyrs. As a sign of profound respect for the soldiers and officers who fought heroically in the war, raised the Azerbaijani
flag in the liberated lands, sacrificed their lives for the territorial integrity of the country, on 2 December 2020, President
Ilham Aliyev signed an Order declaring 27 September as the Remembrance Day.