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Tag: Malvinas war Fallen and Veterans Day

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 23:01 UTC

    Ceremonies in Buenos Aires on the Day of the Malvinas Veteran and the Fallen in combat

    The cenotaph at Plaza San Martin which honors the 649 Argentines fallen in combat during the Falklands conflict.

    April 2nd is a very special day in the Argentine calendar, a national holiday, which recalls the Falklands conflict, (when the Argentine military landed and occupied the Islands that day in 1982) and is remembered as the “Day of the Malvinas Veteran and the Fallen in combat”.

  • Thursday, March 21st 2024 - 09:37 UTC

    Aerolíneas Argentinas' 48-hour strike for Easter Week lifted

    Argentines are looking ahead at an extra long weekend with the April 2 Veteran's Day in addition to the March 28 and 29 Easter Week recess

    The Argentine aviation industry labor unions that had announced a 48-hour strike for the Easter weekend have reached an understanding with local authorities whereby the measure was lifted and Aerolíneas Argentinas travelers were then reassured that their flights would proceed as scheduled.

  • Wednesday, March 20th 2024 - 13:04 UTC

    A Malvinas April 2nd parade in front of Argentine Congress

    Victoria Villarruel, a member of the 'military family' and a 'Malvinera'

    Argentine vice president Victoria Villarruel is planning a great parade of Malvinas Veterans in front of the Congress building in Buenos Aires, not necessarily to glorify war and military actions, but to vindicate the thousands of Argentine conscripts that were sent to invade and occupy the Falkland Islands, and after the mission's defeat had to return in disgrace, hidden by their officers, and only years later were given some sort of compensations, although abundant garrulous oral praise. The parade would take place on April 2nd, the 42nd anniversary of the Falklands invasion by Argentine forces.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 11:01 UTC

    President calls Argentines to hold war veterans where they belong

    Argentina will recover the Malvinas through peaceful means, Alberto Fernández insisted

    President Alberto Fernández called Argentines to “feel proud” and “put the ex-combatants in their rightful place” during the celebration of the 41st anniversary of the landing in Stanley (then renamed Puerto Argentino) by the South American country's troops which kicked off the 1982 Falkland/Malvinas war.

  • Wednesday, March 2nd 2022 - 09:54 UTC

    Falklands: Argentina interested in a third phase of the Plan to identify fallen combatants in Malvinas

    The Argentine military cemetery at Darwin were the remains of 115 combatants were identified under the Humanitarian Project Plan under Red Cross guidance

    Argentina is interested in a third phase of the Humanitarian Project Plan which has successfully helped with the identification of Argentine combatants fallen in the Falklands/Malvinas during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict, triggered by the Argentine invasion of the Islands. Argentine president Alberto Fernandez made the announcement during his annual March first speech to Congress, officially opening the legislative year.

  • Monday, September 30th 2019 - 07:08 UTC

    Malvinas carved plaque inaugurated at Casa Rosada

    The Argentine government honoured Malvinas war Veterans with a ceremony at Government House, Casa Rosada, where a plaque with the Falkland Islands contour was unveiled together with an inscription underlining the valor of the combatants in their determination to recover the South Atlantic Islands.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 - 09:35 UTC

    Argentina dedicates April 2nd to honor Malvinas war fallen combatants and veterans

    At 09:00 President Macri will unveil at the Olivos residence a plaque to honor the 649 Argentines combatants who lost their lives in the conflict

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri will be receiving this Tuesday relatives of Malvinas fallen and veterans at the official residence in Olivos for a commemoration of the 37th anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    The central ceremony of the Malvinas war 36th anniversary is held in Ushuaia

    “Many of our heroes died defending that piece of motherland soil so that our flag could again fly. That is why Malvinas is so convoking” underlined Frigerio

    On the 36th anniversary of the beginning of the 1982 South Atlantic conflict Argentine Interior minister Rogelio Frigerio called “for intelligent ways to advance in our legitimate claim of the Malvinas Islands' sovereignty”. Frigerio was the main speaker at the central event of the 36th anniversary held this Monday in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego province, next to the Beagle channel.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 07:15 UTC

    Macri pledges to Malvinas relatives that Argentina will continue to struggle for the Islands' sovereignty

    “Each April 2nd, we will remember and honor those young men that made the supreme sacrifice, a pledge we will never give up”, Macri told the next of kin

    President Mauricio Macri received at the Olivos residence the relatives of the 90 soldiers buried at the Argentine military cemetery in the Falkland Islands and pledged that Argentina will continue to struggle for the sovereignty and recovery of the Islands.

  • Monday, September 11th 2017 - 09:47 UTC

    Malvinas Day will be remembered every 2 April in Puerto Argentino (Stanley), when sovereignty is recovered

    National Senator Julio Catalán Magni  who belongs to the Victory Front of ex president Cristina Fernandez was the sponsor of the Veterans and Fallen bill

    The Argentine Senate has approved a bill establishing the Day of the Malvinas War Veteran and Fallen, which will be remembered every April 2nd in the Tierra del Fuego city of Puerto Argentino (Stanley, Falkland Islands), once sovereignty over the Islands is recovered. Until then the event will take place in the city of Ushuaia, capital of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands province.

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