President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) held his first military parade on September 16 at the Zocalo in Mexico City. He honored the flag and checked the troops to commemorate the 209th anniversary of independence.
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. Minutes before eleven in the morning, President López Obrador left the National Palace, guarded by an honor fence of the military police, and went to the center of the capital's board to honor the flag, accompanied by the secretaries of the defense and the Navy, Luis Cresencio Sandoval and José Rafael Ojeda; the President of the Supreme Court of the Nation, Arturo Zaldívar; the Secretary of Public Security and Protection, Alfonso Durazo; and the Presidents of the Union Congress: Mónica Fernández del Senado and Laura Rojas of the Chamber of Deputies.
AMLO pressed a button to hoist the flag on the monumental flagpole, and the national anthem was sung.
AMLO conducts honors for flag in military parade 2019 (YouTube)
Next, a fleet of Texan aircraft crossed the sky above the Zócalo of the CDMX, and López Obrador climbed into a Humvee vehicle used for passenger transport to inspect 24 troop contingents assembled on the Constitution Square.
The air fleets were visited by Lieutenant Karen Velázquez, who flew an F-5 Tiger, as co-pilot of the leading ship , While the aviator Miriam Martínez flew a Texan T-6C, the president rose in the formation of 20 Air Force ships on the main balcony of the National Palace, where he was accompanied by the Secretaries of the Navy and the defense. Then, with cannon shots and a second interpretation of the national anthem, the President of the Republic was honored, marking the beginning of the advance of the contingents.
Six gun shots mark AMLO honors at 2019 Military Parade (YouTube)
This year At the military parade on September 16, a group showed the four transformations: independence, reform, revolution, and the fourth transformation. The first of the allegorical cars crossed the main balcony of the National Palace at 11:23 in the morning.
Allegorical depiction of Mexico's independence at Military Parade September 16 (YouTube)
Follow the military parade commemorating the 20th anniversary of Independence of Mexico this Monday, September 16th. The military parade will take you through May 5, Avenida Juárez and Paseo de la Reforma to Campo Marte, approximately eight kilometers away. A total of 12,492 elements participate.
With information from FOROtv