By Michael Tuquabo Neguse
To my comrades the heroes of Dankalia !
the Survivors of thirst and unbearable heat harsh environment
Nothing would give me more happiness than to shake the hand of every one of you today and see your friendly faces after three decade.
The memory of your steadfastness and generosity firm stand will be with me always mdash; and I want you to know that my thoughts are with you today hope to join you in the next reunion
with the sincere hope that you will be blessed with all the joys of a Happy Christmas and a New Year that will see the realization of your fondest hopes.