Mexico City. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador led the ceremony for the 176th anniversary of the achievement of the Children’s Heroes in Chapultepec, without the traditional presence of the presidents of the legislative and judicial branches.
Accompanied by members of the security cabinet: the Secretary of Defense, General Luis Cresencio Sandoval; from Marina, José Rafael Ojeda; Interior, Luisa María Mayor and Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez; and his wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller; The first president deposited an offering before the Altar of the Homeland, where the cadets of the Heroic Military College (HCM) were honored.
As the main speaker of the ceremony, the Secretary of Defense pointed out that the sacrifice of the Children’s Heroes gave identity and unity to the Mexican people, allowing them to overcome the many challenges they faced throughout their history.
“Mexicans can be sure that the legacy of honor and patriotism of the heroes of 1847 will continue to be the precedent that guides the actions of the Armed Forces and National Guard throughout the territory, during the fulfillment of each task given to us. continue to contributing to the collective good”, confirmed Sandoval González.
He remembers that the soldiers belong to and serve the people, and because of this the armed institution is a strong bastion of the State of Mexico.
He added that this loyalty is also shown in the fulfillment of the organic missions assigned to the military.
“We will continue to work together on the shoulders of society, as established by law, we will continue to contribute to projects that promote the welfare and development of our country, from a broad perspective of what our national security is. With that strong determination and strong loyalty to the institution we will continue to stand with Mexico and its people,” said the head of Defense.
As part of the celebrations for the bicentennial of the Heroic Military College, President López Obrador unveiled a commemorative plaque recognizing the work of this school in training Army commanders.
Swords were also given to the HCM cadets who had the best performance in their studies, an artillery group fired a salvo with red smoke, the color of the military establishment, and the planes from the Mexican Air Force flew over the monument to the Children’s Heroes. leaving a tricolor trail.