The event, dedicated to June 26th - Day of the Armed Forces, was held in the secondary school №1 of Vandam settlement named after Eldaniz Mehdiyev. The meeting was attended by the heads of the region education department, senior officials of the department, directors of secondary schools No. 1 and 2 of the Vandam settlement, basic military trainers, teachers and students. First of all, the participants honored the memory of our martyrs, who gave their lives in the name of the Motherland. Then the word was transferred to the basic military trainer of the full secondary school No. 2 of the village, the participant of the April battles, lieutenant colonel Zavir Zarbaliyev. It was noted that the decree of the Supreme Leader Heydar Aliyev, signed on May 22, 1998, proclaimed June 26th as the Day of the Armed Forces. It was noted that the creation in Azerbaijan of a strong, powerful army with high combat training is associated with the name of our National Leader. Thanks to the special attention and care of the President of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander Ilham Aliyev, the army’s combat capability has increased in recent years, its material and technical base has been strengthened, the Azerbaijani army has become the most powerful army in the region and is determined to give a decent response to the enemy at any time. It was noted that the great victory of our army in the battles in April 2016 demonstrates the strength and power of our Armed Forces. Arifa Bayramova, the head of the district department of education, stressed the great responsibility directly placed on education workers in the promotion of the strength and power of the Azerbaijani army, love for the Motherland and raising the young generation in the spirit of patriotism. Madina Gasimova, director of the secondary school No. 1 in Vandam settlement, said that the soldiers, warrant officers and officers of Azerbaijan serve their homeland and are faithful to it. In all of our military units, especially in military units located at the front, the enthusiasm and patriotic feelings of the Azerbaijani soldiers are very high. Other speakers congratulated our compatriots on the Day of the Armed Forces and expressed confidence that all our occupied territories will be liberated thanks to the determination of the President, Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev and the strength of the Azerbaijani army. In conclusion, the students performed a literary and artistic program prepared in the spirit of patriotism.