On Friday, June 23rd, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. hosted Mr. Omaid Sharifi of ArtLords to paint a mural to commemorate fallen heroes and make a stand for peace.
On behalf of the Embassy of Afghanistan, Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib presented Mr. Sharifi and ArtLords with a plaque for their outstanding contribution to positive social change through public art.
The mural, a display of roses with the message “in honor of our fallen heroes” and a poem that says:
To die honorably is no death at all
An honorless life is oppression
I will not give up my honor
For it is what the world spins upon
-Ahmadshah Abdali, the founder of contemporary Afghanistan