San Luis honored General José de San Martín on the 172nd anniversary of his passage to immortality

The Provincial Capital of Tango was once again the scene for one of the most important patriotic events in Argentina, evoking the life and work of the most emblematic hero in national history. The governor, Alberto Rodríguez Saá, presided over the popular commemoration, together with the mayor Alfredo Domínguez, accompanied by invited authorities and thousands of neighbors and representatives of educational, sports, cultural, governmental and social institutions who did not want to miss the traditional tribute to the father of the homeland.

A true celebration of patriotism took place this afternoon in the beautiful and tango city of Justo Daract. Thousands of neighbors gathered in the surroundings of Plaza San Martín, precisely to honor the Father of the Nation.

Around 3:00 p.m., the first stage of the tribute began. The National Flag that crowns the green space was lowered to half-staff and offerings of laurels were given to the bust of the great strategist born in Yapeyú, Corrientes: one for the province, another for the town of Justo Daract, another for the V Air Brigade , another by the Argentine Army and the last by the San Luis security forces.

After a minute of silence and the intonation of the Argentine National Anthem, the Minister of Education, María Eugenia Cantaloube, took the floor, who valued the work and thought of the general, as well as the courage he had in his liberating deed.

Minutes later the action concentrated on the avenue in front of the Municipality. With Governor Alberto Rodríguez Saá leading the box and with a massive public on the sides, the military civic parade began with the passage of the Gaucha Group “Franco Sombra”, the Veterans of the Malvinas War of Justo Daract and the image of the patron of the City, Jesús Obrero.

Then there was the passage of local educational institutions and surrounding areas, from children of initial level, boys who this year are making their promotion and even young people who attend a tertiary level. Little flags, rosettes and a lot of joy marked the common denominator of the parades.

The closure was in charge of cultural, sports, social, security and gaucho institutions. His steps were in unison with the music and accompanied by the applause of the neighbors who celebrated his party after two years of the pandemic.

Note, photos and video: ANSL.