Tafila, and through their concern for the poor, for orphans and for prisoners of war. I am certain that they will be amply rewarded for their noble endeavors.
Fellow Citizens, Beloved Brethren,
No sooner had one journey ended than another began. The history of this land has been one of tireless activity, since the time the Martyr King Sharif Abdullah Ibn Al-Hussein laid down the cornerstone of the illustrious salt school, presented the flag to the first battalion of our Arab legion and recited the fatiha in honor of the first martyr. Of the army the martyr king had said, "This is an army which does not shame its commanders, does not disappoint its generals, does not let down its people, does not hold back, does not shirk the task of protecting its rights and those of the its country. The army is only an army. It is the country's sword, its shield, its pride, its voice, its whip, the bane of its enemies and the apple of its king's eye." It has been so since the time the king--God rest his soul-- declared the enlightened message of Jordan, where no one is stronger than the oppressed until their rights are restored, or weaker than the oppressors until their rights are taken away from them, where its people stand united while others are plagued by disarray; where they advance while others hold back; where they keep up the struggle to ensure that none in the land remains poor, afraid or downtrodden.