Malaysia's National Day of Mourning For MH17 Victims

8/22/2014 01:51:00 AM

#MalaysiaMourns Image via voanews.com
Malaysia's government declares Friday, August 22 2014 as a National Day Of Mourning For Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Victims which crashed on Thursday when it was shot down while flying over Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine.

"Today we mourn the loss of our people. Today, we begin to bring them home."- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

A plane carrying coffins with the remains of victims of MH17 sits on the tarmac at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam before flying to Malaysia. Image via channelnewsasia.com
The remains of 20 citizens were brought home from Amsterdam's Schiphol International Airport and arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport today. Malaysian were advised to wear black attires today, the national flag will be flown at half-mast and festive activities would not be held in order to pay respect to the tragic victims. In addition, a minute's silence in memory of the crash victims was observed at 10.45 am local time in Malaysia.

Welcome home Malaysians. You will always be remembered. May you rest in peace. #RIPMH17 #MalaysiaBerkabung #MalaysiaMourns

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