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A student stood in the middle of the group to perform the Youlah, another heritage dance that involves spinning a replica gun, while more actors performed their movements with their heads, shoulders, arms and sticks, celebrating bravery and chivalry.

The students also paraded inside the center while waving UAE flags while some students continued to draw and paint UAE flags; and others were printing shirts in the national colors of the UAE.

Another highlight of the ceremony was the singing of ‘Beautiful UAE’ from the 1972 song ‘Beautiful Sunday’ by Daniel Boone and Rod McQueen. The students changed the lyrics to “Hello, beautiful country…This is my beautiful UAE.”

Al Shaer told Gulf News: “This event is a good demonstration of the patriotism of the students. We join them (Rashidi Center for People of Determination) every year in celebrating Flag Day and their passion and love for the UAE serves as an inspiration to all.

Mariam Othman, CEO and director of the Rashid Center for People of Determination, added: “We are happy to have this great patriotic fervor among our students.”

“This event is also our own way of thanking the UAE for providing opportunities to people of determination. Since our establishment in 1994, the Rashid Center has been providing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to special education and we have witnessed how people in the UAE have changed their perspective on people with special needs or what the UAE calls ‘people of determination,'” Othman added.

Apart from celebrating the Flag Day, the students of Rashid center also showed their skills in carpentry, t-shirt and cloth printing, painting, basket weaving, making bags, accessories, jewelry and other things. They also showed the vegetables they grew at school and the cookies they baked.

Flag Day is celebrated every November 3 in the UAE. Flag Day was celebrated for the first time in 2013. It was conceived by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Although it is not a public holiday, Sheikh Mohammed has called on everyone in the UAE to raise the flag at the same time on November 3 at 11am “to express the unity of our home and our destiny”.

The UAE flag consists of three horizontal strips of green, white and black, and a vertical strip of red honoring the pan-Arab colors, with each shade representing a virtue. Red for courage, green for hope, white for loyalty and black for mental strength.

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