President Boric attends the Naval Glories ceremony

President Boric attends the Naval Glories ceremony
President Boric attends the Naval Glories ceremony

This Sunday afternoon, the commemoration of 145th anniversary of Naval battle of Iquique. To the ceremony, which celebrated in the Plaza Sotomayor in Valparaísoattended President Gabriel Boricalong with other authorities such as the Minister of National Defense, Maya Fernandez and the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Karol Cariola.

Among the figures of the Armed Forces and police, as is tradition, was the commander in chief of the Navy, admiral Juan Andrés De La Maza; his counterpart from the Army, Javier Iturriaga and the general director of the Carabineros, Ricardo Yáñez.

The rite began without interruptions with the honors to the Minister of Defense, however, while the President greeted the troops, received some mistakes and offensive shouts from the public.

The Governments will pass, but the figure of Arturo Prat remains unscathed over time. That national pride that Prat represents as a sailor, lawyer and Chilean,” he told TVN.

And he expressed that “his figure inspires hundreds of thousands of Chileans, for me, Prat is a reference in national history and I believe that he also has a very holistic vision of what Chile meant.”.

At the parade 1,112 Navy personnel participatedand unlike the Naval Glories of 2023, the President attended the Fifth Region ceremony againafter the eventful commemoration in Iquique, which ended with claims of attendees and complaints towards the organizationwhich caused the resignation of the deputy head of the Presidential Advance, Fabián Salas.

Valparaiso, May 21, 2024. The Navy parade takes place in Sotomayor Square on the occasion of the 145th anniversary of the Naval Combat of Iquique and Punta Gruesa, Day of Naval Glories. Andres Pina/Aton Chile
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