Iraqi invasion on the Kuwait land in 1990 is unforgotten memory and a very difficult test to the will of Kuwaiti people in their strength and steadiness. That date witnessed a bright birth of people who stunned the world by their strength, determination and courage in defending their country and dignity.They were taken by surprise when they found themselves before an army replete with the latest machines of death and destruction. The confrontation of the Kuwaiti people against Saddam invasion formed a unique phase in the course of this homeland and it’s people struggle, nevertheless, the history tells us that this event was nothing but one of the several bright pages of this people, which is full of wonderful examples that reveal the depth of values in the minds and thinking of the Kuwaiti citizen. The building of the 3 gates by Kuwaiti people is an evidence of their readiness to defend the integrity and unity of their homeland in every phase of history.
Seeking to maintain the great value of martyrdom, recognizing the work of heroic martyrs and culminate the wonderful heroic epic of this people. His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, the Late Amir, issued an Amiri decree no. 38 of the year 1991 in 19 June 1991 to establish The Martyr Bureau.
His companion His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, Amir of Kuwait has completed this patronage and sought to achieve the lofty goals crystallized in honoring martyrs, their heroism and sacrifice in defending their homeland and its dignity.
As well as the patronage of His Highness to their families in all aspects of life, affirming His Highness’s appreciation and the Kuwaiti Society of martyrdom value. The distinguished patronage was not restricted to the Kuwaiti martyrs’ families, it included all who sacrificed their life and blood for the independence of this country. The Bureau took care of families of approximately 15 different nationalities in our beloved Kuwait.
The mission of The Marty’s Bureau goes beyond offering services to the martyrs’ families. It sought to embody the humanitarian relation between these- people and the political leadership. It is a deep-rooted relation that the history of Kuwait and the events of the brutal invasion of the deterred and the aftermath regime have witnessed. It is a testimony of loyalty between the leadership and the people. The Bureau pursue to honor the memory of the martyrs and taking care of his/her family is nothing but an interpretation of the humanitarian feelings, true love and deep faith of HH Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, the late Amir, his brother HH Shiekh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, who continued his course, and the Kuwaiti people to honor the martyr, sanctification of martyrdom and defending homeland.
It is an appreciation to all who sacrificed their dear soul for this good land. They have granted their lives for this freehanded land to survive and blossom.And to maintain sacrifice and martyrdom concepts as an everlasting message for the next generation.
May Allah rest the souls of our martyrs in peace,,,