President Fernández Congratulates Mexico on its Bicentennial of Independence
Dominican President Leonel Fernández, in a message sent to his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderón, congratulated the people of Mexico on the bicentennial of their independence. “In the name of the Dominican Republic and in my own name, we express our deep feeling of jubilation on the occasion of the Bicentennial of Independence of our sister Republic of Mexico.”
“Today we recall with pride the patriotic courage of Miguel Hidalgo, who, in 1801, led Mexican men and women to rise up with praiseworthy valor and dignified endurance to fight with iron conviction for their inalienable right to freedom in their homeland,”
The Dominican government honors the labor of the illustrious men and women who fought for the independence of the Mexican nation and especially the heroic actions of such independence fighters as Ignacio Allende, Juan Aldama, Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Mariano Jiménez, José Antonio Torres, José María González de Hermosillo, Ignacio López Rayón, José María Mercado, Francisco Osomo and José María Morelos y Pavón.
“Today we recall with pride the patriotic courage of Miguel Hidalgo, who, in 1801, led Mexican men and women to rise up with praiseworthy valor and dignified endurance to fight with iron conviction for their inalienable right to freedom in their homeland,” said President Fernández in reference to the most important person in Mexico’s struggle for independence, according to the Presidential Office of Information, Press and Publicity.
Fernández said these heroes, along with other well-known patriots and thousands of citizens, sacrificed safety and at times their lives to reach their longed-for goal of sovereignty and hope for a promising future of justice, development and peace for their thriving nation.
“It is just and right, to vigorously congratulate the brave people of Mexico for working so hard and enthusiastically in the building of your own destiny,” President Fernández said in a document he sent to Mexican President Felipe Calderón.