Puerto Vallarta’s Mayor, Arturo Dávalos Peña, participated in the commemoration ceremony for the National Navy Day, which was headed by the Secretary General of the State Government, Enrique Ibarra Pedroza, and the Deputy General of the DEM General Corps, Benjamín Narciso Mar Berman, Commander of the 8th Naval Zone.
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The official speech was given by Fernando Barba Becerra, Captain of the Port of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, who provided a historical overview of Navy Day, a commemoration that is based on two historical events, the first of these being article 32 of the Political Constitution of 1917 that nationalized the merchant navy, which entered into force on June 1 of that year; while the second would be when General Manuel Ávila Camacho, through a presidential agreement, established that Navy Day be celebrated on June 1 of each year.
Vice Admiral Benjamin Narciso Mar Berman, Commander of the 8th Naval Zone, read a message from the Secretary of the Navy, Admiral Rafael Ojeda Durán, who stressed that on this date the work, the vocation and the dedication of all those who have made the sea their life, and with it the life of Mexico, are recognized.
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He also said that after more than a century of exercising sovereignty in national waters and seas, in addition to assuming the responsibilities of the state, those who make up the maritime sector know of the superior value of being a nation that has maritime independence, knowing the environmental and socio-economic value of the seas, but above all, the strategic importance that is based on an optimal security condition.
Likewise, he indicated that the maritime sector confirms its commitment to Mexico and is ready to reach new goals and face the great challenges of a nation ready for real change, a Mexico that finds in its seas security, legality, and sustenance.