The act took place in the Edgar Neville Auditorium of the Deputación., The institution’s president, Francisco Salado, lamented the “delay in conducting this act to meet an outstanding debt”. “They say that oblivion is like a second death, and for a very long time the province forgot one of its greatest heroes, one of the first universal Malagans,” he said.
At the same time, salty thanks The “emphasis” of civil society, Represented by the Bernardo de Gálvez Association and the Association of Grenadiers and Ladies of Gálvez de Machravia, and local bodies such as the Macharaviya City Council and the Provincial Council. “We’ve managed to revive Galvez’s image,” he said.
In what sense, The President of the Diputación recognized the work done over the years to keep his legacy alive in the United States by both associations and groups such as daughters of the american revolution, Galveston and Pensacola City Council; Spanish embassies and various consulates and by the Spaniards living there, such as Teresa Valcars or Guillermo Feser, Salado also had words Thanks to Congressmen and Senators Jeff Miller, Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez, who defended the title of honorary citizen, and his portrait was hung in the Senate. This was in December 2014 when United States President Barack Obama signs a joint resolution of Congress By which Bernardo de Galvez was awarded the said title 229 years after the end of the American War of Independence.
in his speech, Francisco Salado focused on Bernardo de Galvez as “a wise and brave soldier, with persuasive perseverance and courage”. “He was a fine diplomat who changed the world,” he went on to clarify, adding that “the birth of the United States heralded a new era in our civilization that has endured to this day.”
“Before the French Revolution was the American Revolution, and both the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776” Like the Constitution that followed, they paved the way for the development of human rights,” Salado specified before briefly reviewing his history.
Thus, “when Spain maintained the appearance of neutrality, Galávez knew how to support the rebels in their fight against the United Kingdom, To supply them with a war material which was decisive for their cause». «He was also the administrator and viceroy of New Spain; in mexico He faced epidemics of famine and plague with acts of determination and solidarity that were astonishing for the time., promoted public works and disseminated new smallpox vaccines. In addition, the government of the various provinces of the Viceroy was reformed. And all this in just a year because he died shortly after,” said the provincial president.
Most auspicious time is on 23rd July
The date chosen for July 23 was Conferring the title of favorite son of the province of Málaga to Bernardo de Galvezu, It was the most auspicious date. It was built in Macharaviya to mark the 276th anniversary of his birth. In addition, a new drawing was presented that the super-municipal unit was commissioned from the young artist of Málaga Ral Berzosa and would be hung on the walls of the Presidency at the institution.
The President of the Provincial Council, Francisco Salado, congratulated the painter for his “extraordinary work and the strengthening of Málaga’s ties with America”., Salado polished many of Berzossa’s works for the Vatican, including portraits of Pope John Paul I, Benedict XVI, and Francis, and praised his large murals for churches in the United States and Guatemala.