translated from Spanish: Quirino leads anniversary of the Heroic Gesta of the Child Heroes of Chapultepec

Culiacán, Sinaloa.- To commemorate the CLXXIII anniversary of the Heroic Gesta of the Child Heroes of Chapultepec, Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel led the allusive civic ceremony at the facilities of the Ninth Military Zone, in the state capital, in the company of Brigadier General Maximiliano Cruz Ramos, and other civilian and military authorities. After receiving the honors in command, as constitutional governor of the state, the state representative led the civic ceremony on the esplanade of the military barracks, in front of the monument to the Children Heroes, and corresponded to the commander of the Ninth Military Zone, To General Maximiliano Cruz Ramos, to pass honorary list to the honorees, of the Heroic Military College, Lieutenant Juan de la Barrera, cadets Juan Escutia, Vicente Suárez, Fernando Montes de Oca, Agustín Melgar, Francisco Marquez, and the Heroic Military Naval School, Lieutenant José Azueta and cadet Virgilio Uribe.
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General Cruz Ramos immediately delivered the official speech, in which he emphasized that while these cadets of the Heroic Military College died in the doing their duty, they did not imagine that their sacrifice would be immortal and momentous in the history of Mexico, and in the feeling of the Mexican people, for their feat is a worthy example for future generations.» With their blood shed they kept alive the ideal of Hidalgo and Morelos to form a sovereign nation, free and just, and with their sacrifice they also inherited their ideal to the generation of Juárez Madero and Carranza,» he said.

Governor of Sinaloa at the Military Barracks / Photo: Special

«Sinaloa is a prosperous land, with enormous natural resources, it is a state of contrasts, changes and paradoxes, with working people, entrepreneurial, scholarly, sportsman, characteristic that has generated this region to assume leadership in many aspects at the national level, advancing in transformation to have a Mexico united in the face of any adversity,» he added. General Cruz Ramos noted that Sinaloan families promote the basic values of every society such as respect, honesty, sincerity and in the classrooms of academies these acquired values are fostered, highlighting the pride of belonging to this wonderful land.

Elements of the army in civic act / Photo: Special

«Caring for and honoring it is the task of all, government, individuals, society, parents and children, all together we must go in the same sense of progress, because with the joint effort we will prevent some of our young people, in order to obtain various benefits quickly and easily, divert their way and forget the values instilled in their homes and schools,» he concluded. Finally, the governor of the state and the other civil and military authorities placed floral offerings on the monuments of the Child Heroes, and immediately sang the anthem of the Heroic Military College and finally the Mexican National Anthem, therefore the civic act was completed. They also accompanied Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel, the Secretary General of Government, Gonzalo Gómez Flores; the Secretary of Public Security, lieutenant colonel, Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo; the Under-Secretary of Government, José Joel Bouciéguez Lizárraga.De also attended, the president of the Board of Directors of the Congress of the State, Deputy Gloria Himelda Félix Niebla; the municipal president of Culiacán, Jesús Estrada Ferreiro; Air Base Commander No. 10, Wing General, Aviator Pilot, Juan Osuna González; and the commander of the 9th. Military Police Battalion, Infantry Colonel, Raul Bueno León.

Original source in Spanish

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