National Heroes Day

Kompas – November 11, 2015
National Heroes Day

Word on right reads ‘Now’, bag reads ‘Social Aid’ funds (widely abused by politicians to line their own pockets)

The commemoration of National Heroes Day on Nov 10, a date chosen to mark the struggle of independence fighters such as the late Bung Tomo (left) against Dutch efforts to reassert control in 1945, is now little more than an occasion to announce the latest members of an esteemed list of ‘national heroes’ who’s selection has been increasingly subject to political influence and led many to question just what the state’s definition of a hero is.