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Argentina begins commemoration acts of Malvinas War

Saturday, March 30th 2019 - 08:13 UTC
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The main event takes place before the beginning of the official Super League matches with military bands parading on the tunes of the San Lorenzo March The main event takes place before the beginning of the official Super League matches with military bands parading on the tunes of the San Lorenzo March

In anticipation of the 37th anniversary of the start of the South Atlantic conflict, 2 April 1982, the Argentine football association and Army have organized a raft of events to pay homage to the 649 combatants fallen during the invasion of the British South Atlantic Islands claimed by Argentina.

The main event will take place before the beginning of the official matches of the Argentine Super League with military bands parading on the tunes of the San Lorenzo March.

The first such demonstration took place Friday evening at the Boca Juniors stadium with the participation of the Artillery Regiment musicians.

This was followed by a brief commemorative proclamation which said that “On the 37th anniversary of the South Atlantic heroic deed, the Argentine Army honors the Malvinas War

Veterans with a display of its music bands. Officers, petty officers and soldiers who fought side to side to keep our territorial integrity in 1982”.

Finally the public was invited to sing the Malvinas March, played by the military band, and a minute of silence was held in honor and respect for all those combatants fallen.

A full program of similar events, with different Army bands, has been programmed for each of the Super League matches to be played on Saturday and Sunday.

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  • FitzRoy

    It ought to read: Argentina begins her commemoration of a failed invasion. The only country in the world to celebrate an invasion. Imagine if Germany did the same over her invasion of Poland! What a sad legacy for those men buried in the Argentine Military Cemetery. They would be embarrassed.

    Mar 30th, 2019 - 10:16 am +5
  • Swede

    The Germans have learnt from their history. They of course do not celebrate wars they started (and lost). It is time for “demalvininization” of Argentina, like Germany was denazified in the late forties. But, unfortunately, nobody will start such a process.

    Mar 30th, 2019 - 09:00 pm +4
  • port albert

    Having lived and attempted to establish a business in BA for 10 years and eventually giving up 7 years ago, I know well the Argentino psyche in regard to their invasion of the Falklands. The failure of their nation to take a part in the world and the expectation that because they are Argentinos they should get special concessions has lead them to the pitiful plight they are now in. And the only way out is to comply with the standards of the western world. So the way to reality is they have to admit to starting a war, attempting to steal many billions of dollars from bond holders, cheating every investor every chance they can get and suck that reality up hard and with energy and effort, 2 attributes very difficult to find among the populace. Macri gets it and he is their best hope but rest assured the wealthy middle class have already given up on him because quite frankly he has not given them an instant solution and they really are still not prepared to accept that as a nation they are pariahs and of no account. So the war was a heroic deed. Refusing to pay interest on bonds was right because the lenders were fools. Bribery and corruption at all levels of business and government is the way to prosper. Hard work and perseverance is what idiots do. I wish the best but expect no change.

    Mar 31st, 2019 - 07:38 am +4
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