National government commemorates Flag Day

National government commemorates Flag Day

High government authorities commemorated, this Wednesday, the 216th anniversary of the National Flag in Venezuela.

Through the Twitter platform, various personalities recalled the date.

The Minister for Internal Relations, Justice and Peace, Remigio Ceballosstressed that on this day “the integrationist, anti-colonial and anti-imperialist spirit of Miranda, Bolívar and Chávez is ratified, by flying high, the Patriotic tricolor, which guarantees our identity, sovereignty and independence of Venezuela for La Paz”.

For her part, the mayor of Caracas, Carmen Meléndez, pointed out that with the raising of the flag, 216 years ago, “the struggles of so many patriots were vindicated.” «It was a day like today when the Generalissimo and Admiral in Chief Francisco de Miranda hoisted the National Tricolor for the first time on our soil, vindicating the struggles of so many patriots. Today this libertarian symbol fills us with strength and passion », she indicated.

Likewise, the Minister for Transportation, Ramón Velásquez Araguayán, recalled the recognition given by Commander Hugo Chávez, in 2006, to the National Flag by including an eighth star, in order to commemorate the Bolivarian spirit for the refoundation of the Republic and the willingness of the Liberator, Simón Bolívar, to represent the province of Guayana in it.

“Every change made to the national symbols in recognition of our roots is celebrated with patriotic love. Happy National Flag Day!” he said.

In the morning hours of this Wednesday, the national government paid tribute to the Liberator, Simón Bolívar, and raised the banner at the National Pantheon Monumental Complex in Caracas.

Flag Day was previously commemorated on March 12, but this changed in 2006, when Commander Hugo Chávez decreed August 3 as the date for its celebration in honor of Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda, who landed on the Vela de Choir in the year 1806, to hoist the tricolor that is a reference in the history and identity of the country.


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