Why is the Argentine Army Day celebrated and what activities are carried out in the midst of a pandemic

Every May 29 the Argentine Army Day. The tribute responds to nothing less than the date on which the First Board decreed its creation in 1810.

Among his arguments, the role and decisive performance of the “military bodies” during the May revolution, that had occurred a few days ago.

With that base, the creation of the ground forces was ordered and the first steps were taken towards the formation of the Patriot Army that then the road to independence would begin, declared six years later. Currently, its members are recognized and the memory of those fallen in defense of the homeland is honored.

This year, in the context of pandemic, the Army’s work took on another meaning due to the actions of civil protection in humanitarian aid across the country to fight the coronavirus. In that sense, the president Alberto Fernández dedicated a special greeting through his account Twitter

“In times of pandemic, our Army has done its duty: reaching out to Argentines who need help. Caring for each compatriot is renewing the commitment to democracy, “wrote the president.

The Army collaborates actively in social assistance during the pandemic. (Photo: AFP).

Defense minister Agustín Rossi He will head the Commemorative Ceremony of the 210 anniversary of the creation of the Argentine Army. This time it will be carried out without the public or the media, to comply with social distancing measures.

Written by Argentina News

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