On the sidelines of today’s visit, made by the Leader of Revolution, to the Military Academy of Imam Hussain (as), the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei ordered the young soldiers of the Revolutionary Guards to change their usual form into a unique position before his speech. He sincerely asked them to fall out of form, from the conventional stance of attention, and rather approach the podium to sit in a comfortable and convenient manner.
In military ceremonies such as this one, it’s routine that all the soldiers on the field respect military discipline and assume formal position, especially while the Commander-in-Chief speaks. Despite this regulation, during today’s meeting, the Leader sincerely asked those present to gather near his podium and sit comfortably.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei’s speech at the ceremony lasted about thirty-five minutes. Additionally, despite Major General Jafari’s insistence that the Leader take a seat, Imam Ali Khamenei declined his offer; he preferred to speak standing with the soldiers nearby.