MEXICAN.- To commemorate the 213th anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence, the Government of Baja California, together with the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) and the XXIV City Council of Mexicali, organized the traditional civilian military parade on Avenida Independencia del Centro Civico the city of Mexicali, which was attended by nearly three thousand people, including participants and visitors.
The Secretary General of the Government of Baja California, Catalino Zavala Mrquez, presided over the ceremony and emphasized the importance of keeping traditions alive and honoring the women and men who built democracy and freedom in Mexico.
He explained that seven contingents took part, including the SEDENA, the National Guard (GN), 15 educational institutions, the State Citizen Security Agency (FESC), the Municipal Directorate of Public Security (DSPM) and the State Coordination of Civil Protection consisting of 32 flags, 2,743 people , 132 vehicles, 29 motorcycles, 30 couples and eight vouchers.
Zavala Márquez emphasized the importance of national festivals as a unifying factor between Mexicans and especially the residents of Baja California, where national values are advocated.
Present at the event were Major General, Diplomat of the General Staff, Victor Hugo Aguirre Serna, Commander of the Second Military Region; the President of the Supreme Court and the Council of the State Judiciary, Alejandro Isaac Fragoso López; Mexicali Mayor Norma Alicia Bustamante Martínez; State Coordinator of the National Guard in Baja California, Staff-certified Brigadier General Jorge Enrique Martnez Medina; the Attorney General of the State of Baja California, Ma. Elena Andrade Ramrez; the Secretary of Citizen Security of Baja California, General Leopoldo Tizoc Aguilar Durn; the Minister of Education Gerardo Arturo Sols Benavides; the Minister of Culture of Baja California, Alma Delia Brego Ceballos; and the director of municipal public security, Pedro Ariel Mendvil.