Political figures attend a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri’s assassination, in Beirut, February 14, 2015. Pictured are Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (L), Lebanon’s Prime Minister Tammam Salam (3nd L), former prime minister Saad al-Hariri (4th L), former Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (5th L), Member of Parliament Abdel Latif El Zein, Lebanese Christian opposition figure Solange Gemayel (5th R), Lebanese former prime minister Fouad Siniora (4th R), Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces(2nd R) and his wife Lebanese member of Parliament Sethrida Geagea (R). REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON – Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)

BEIRUT: Lebanese leaders expressed grief and nostalgia Friday on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, vowing to uphold his legacy by working for an independent and prosperous Lebanon.

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry praised the late premier’s vision and legacy, voicing his country’s support for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.