heroes-acre-harare 07-08-11.jpgAll roads will this Monday be leading to the National Heroes Acre as the nation once again gathers to observe with reverence and deep appreciation the emancipation and freedom that was brought about by the country’s fallen and living heroes and heroines.

In preparation for the grand day, the Heroes Day commemorations, service providers were today making final touches at the national shrine in Harare.

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Outside Broadcast Vans were already in place with technicians busy preparing for a live transmission.

On the other hand, youths drawn from the Harare Province Zimbabwe National Youth Service Graduates Association (ZNYSGA) could be seen jogging, waving placards and singing revolutionary songs as they toy-toyed down Samora Machel Avenue from the Zanu PF Headquarters to the national shrine.

ZNYSGA Harare Province Commander, Tawanda Musengi said this is a special momoent for the youths, adding that all patriotic Zimbabweans should turn up for the commemorations.


“As youths, we have a lot to celebrate on this day. Our participation shows that we are aware of where we came from, we know our history and how this country was liberated. All these heroes we are remembering  were youths when they went to war, so as youths this is a special day for us,” said Musengi.


Letwin Mhundwa, a National Youth Service graduate said there is need for collective appreciation amongst the youths including the girl child on the significance of the Heroes Day.

ZNYSGA Harare Province Second in Command, Ashley Dzawo urged all youths to attend the commemorations, saying Heroes Day is for all Zimbabweans.

In other parts of the country, people will gather at Provincial Heroes Acres to mark the day where Governors and Resident Ministers will read the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe’s speech.