Representatives of the three residences of the city participate in the central act of Hispanic Day
A seven-square-meter Spanish flag was hoisted this Tuesday in the Plaza de Colón de Lorca by three seniors, representatives of the Domingo Sastre, Caser Alamedas and San Diego geriatric residences, who became the protagonists of the central act of the Day of the National Holiday in the city.
The women completed before the Lorca authorities the formal act of raising the banner on the 15-meter high mast to the chords of the national anthem, a score harmonized in its day by another Lorca musician, the musician Bartolomé Pérez Casas, on request of King Alfonso XIII.
“We want society to be a participant in this institutional act, so that it does not only have a political character,” said the mayor, Diego José Mateos. The councilor explained that this year the Consistory has wanted to give prominence to the group of older people because it is one of the sectors of the population “that has suffered the most from the pandemic.”
Members of the Municipal Corporation and representatives of civil society attended the event. Part of the municipal corporation later moved to the religious events organized in the barracks of the Civil Guard on the occasion of the patron saint of the body, the Virgen del Pilar.