These men will never be just a number. Their deaths will not just be a statistic. Their memories will forever be etched in the heart of every Filipino – every one of us who just yearns for peace.
Here are the Fallen 44:
January 30 was declared a national mourning day in the Philippines. The whole nation commemorates the 44 who lost their lives on January 25, 2015 in the town of Mamasapano in Maguindanao.
They are the new heroes of the Philippines. They died unjustly but in service of their country.
Remember their names. Remember their faces. Remember that justice is what they deserve. Do not deny them that.