06/20/2021 9:04 AM
Updated 06/20/2021 11:40 AM
President Alberto Fernández headed this Sunday the ceremony for Flag Day from the Olivos residence and promised to "close the chasms that separate us."
"We are going to continue working so that in Argentina the differences end;
I am going to do everything in my power to end the abysses that separate us
," declared the President during the ceremony in which he took the promise to the flag. to a group of fourth grade students from schools in the province and the City of Buenos Aires.
After highlighting Belgrano's feats in defense of the homeland, Fernández spoke to the students and explained that the flag represents
"freedom", "equality" and "solidarity"
"We live in freedom. There was a time when Argentina did not have that freedom. But now, 40 years ago, we have freedom and freedom is very valuable," he remarked, amid questions from the opposition.
Fourth graders were present to swear the Flag.
Immediately afterwards, the president tried to draw a parallel between the Government and Belgrano: "Long before us, he stated that the development of the towns was achieved with investment, industry, work, the same things that we say today."
Finally, the President made mention of the pandemic and stated: "We are doing everything in our power.
A war with an unknown virus
that we do not know when it comes or when it will go away. Now with the vaccine we are trying to alleviate that risk. , that danger, but there is still a lot ahead. Therefore, you have to continue taking care of yourself and the other ".
The ceremony commemorating the 201 years of the death of General Manuel Belgrano was held at the Quinta de Olivos, from where Fernández was connected by videoconference with the governor of Santa Fe, Omar Perotti;
the mayor of Rosario, Pablo Javkin, and the Minister of Defense, Agustín Rossi, who were at the
Monument to the Flag
To end the event, an air parade was held in Rosario in homage to General Belgrano called "High in the sky."
In this context, the National Flag Monument, located in the city of Rosario, was dressed with light ornamentation to commemorate the 201st anniversary of the death of Manuel Belgrano.
A beam of light that comes out from the dome of the Monument tower illuminates the sky in the center of Rosario since Saturday, as part of the ornamentation carried out by the local municipality for the festivities.
Look how cute… After years, we were able to light it up again.
Our Monument, pride of Rosario, for all of Argentina.
# RosarioOrgulloCelesteYBlanco # ArribaRosario pic.twitter.com/0fwCMdjR03
- Pablo Javkin (@pablojavkin) June 19, 2021
The prow and main tower of the nave of the Monument to the Flag, located on the central coast of the Paraná River in this city of Santa Fe, has projections of lights that
in the blue and white colors of the national symbol.
When presenting the illumination of the Monument, the mayor of Rosario, Pablo Javkin, stressed that "this is a strange June 20 because we cannot do what we like the most", in relation to the popular act for Flag Day, which also it had to be suspended last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"But at the same time we have the luxury of having the Monument illuminated in this way, with a beam of light that extends to infinity, like our Flag and like the image of Belgrano," he added.
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