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"Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs, Iran

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[Foundation of Martyrs and Martyr's Affairs] image located by Esteban Rivera, 2 January 2018

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بنیاد شهید و امور ایثارگران (English: Foundation of Martyrs (of the Islamic Revolution) and Veterans' Affairs) is is a state-funded government office in Iran that is responsible for dealing with the affairs of the Martyrs ( and Veterans' families, such as home loans to Disabled Veterans and the families of the Martyrs. This institution has a legal personality and financial and administrative autonomy and its affairs are governed by the rules and regulations of the public non-governmental organizations and are governed by the statute of the law and the relevant regulations under the supervision of the President and the Supreme Leader of the Supreme Council. The head of the foundation is appointed by the Supreme Leader, as the representative of the Supreme Leader and with the presidential decree as head of the foundation for four years.

The idea of establishing such an institution dates back to the June 5, 1964 demonstrations (Persian calendar year 1342) where a group of militant clerics was considering the aid of families of the victims of such demonstration afterwards. The organization was established as بنیاد شهید انقلاب اسلامی (English: Islamic Revolutionary Martyr Foundation), on March 12, 1980 to address the situation of the martyrs' families, as well as to address the issues of the disabled and the victims of the Islamic Revolution. On 1997 several measures were approved and entered into effect in 1998, according to the Decree of the Supreme Leaderas well as the Resolution of the Supreme Administrative Council, the plan for the integration of the martyr's institutions in a unified structure was approved by the government, and thus the Islamic Revolution Martyr Foundation was renamed to the Martyrs 'and Martyrs' Affairs, by merging the three existing organizations, which were:
- بنیاد شهید انقلاب (English: Foundation (of the) Islamic Revolutionary Martyrs)
- سازمان جانبازان انقلاب اسلامی (English: Organization of Veterans of the Islamic Revolution)
- ستاد رسیدگی به امور تأسیس شده و دارای (English: Directorate for (the) Revolutionary Guards Disabled and Revolutionary Guards Disabled Affairs)

The flag is a white horizontal with the emblem ( in the middle, as seen here (second flag from left to right): (source:

Here's a variant desktop flag, featuring the same design as described
above with a red fringe on the flag's outline, as seen here: (source: )

And here's a variant with yellow outline: (source:

For additional information go to ISAAR (official website): 
Esteban Rivera, 2 January 2018

Martyrs Remembrance flag

[Martyrs Remembrance flag] image located by Bill Garrison, 28 November 2022

"Rick Steve's IRAN" show on YouTube of May 2014 (although produced in April 2009) about the 36:07 minute-mark shows a "shahada" or "martyr" remembrance flag honoring the Iranian soldiers who died during the 1980s-era war between Iraq and Iran. This "Martyr Remembrance" flag looks similar to the national Iran flag. However, in the bottom red-stripe there are 12 white "tulips" that are symbols for those who have died in defense of Iran. Also, the tulip was the flower of Allah/God because the letters used in the Ottoman Empire the word for "tulip" (لال) are the letters used to write the name of Allah/God in Arabic or Farsi: (الله). Near the fly side, there is the "logo" of the Iranian "Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs". Other differences include a red slogan and a thin green stripe near the bottom of the white stripe. This flag was seen at a martyrs cemetery in Esfahan, Iran, c. spring 2009.
Bill Garrison, 28 November 2022