On September 22, 1980 Iraq started a war on Iraq with airstrikes which dragged for eight straight years.
Iraq enjoyed supports of many western countries in the war while Iran stood against the aggressions all by itself, defended its territories which claimed lives of thousands of Iranians.
The Sacred Defense Week commemorates the braveries of the Iranian soldiers who fought in the 1980-1988 Iraqi-imposed war and defended their country against any aggressions.
Every year Iranian army commemorates the week with parades unveiling new indigenous military equipments.
On Saturday in a ceremony writers, journalists and photojournalists of war years will be honored.