To commemorate the date in a ceremony shaped by the context of the coronavirus, the Mexican Navy celebrated its 195th anniversary amid the upswing in Covid-19 that has shaken government structures and Mexican society again. The ceremony at the Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico (SEMAR) facilities was surrounded by rigorous security measures and focused on recognizing the sacrifice and dedication of the naval personnel dedicated to fighting the virus to the daily efforts of more than 12,000 people Its members, 490 contracted doctors, nurses, orderlies, emergency doctors and specialists from various fields working in eleven marine facilities that have been converted to the coronavirus.
The date of its establishment was recalled by President Andrs Manuel López Obrador, who emphasized that the Mexican Navy had distinguished itself as a nationalist institution and as a service provider for the population. Accompanied by the Secretary of the Navy, Jos Rafael Ojeda Durn, the Secretary of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval Gonzlez, and members of the Security Cabinet, Obrador recalled that the Mexican Navy emerged in the defense of the country’s independence and sovereignty in 1825.
SEMAR pointed out that on November 23 of that year, Mexico’s independence was consolidated at sea when, after lowering their flag, the Spanish left the fortress of San Juan de Ula and took possession of the Mexican armed forces thanks to the courage of the frigate captain Pedro Sainz de Baranda and Borreyro and his sailors, who cemented the unbreakable commitment to this nation, she, the native Lbaro, was accompanied by a salvo of honor. (Jorge Alejandro Medelln)
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