Salta pays honors to General Martín Miguel de Güemes

The central acts in honor of the National Hero General Martín Miguel de Güemes, began last night with the Guard Under the Stars before the Monument to the General.

At this time it is done the military civic parade in the same place, before a massive presence of salteños with the typical poncho and authorities.

Today at 9 o’clock, in the Pantheon of the Glories of the North located in the Basilica Cathedral, the deposit of floral offerings, a religious invocation and a touch of silence were made.

The people of Salta pay tribute to him, in addition to the passage of more than 7,000 gauchos from forts in the capital and the interior of Salta, as well as gaucho delegations from neighboring provinces and the south of the country. Today marks the 201st anniversary of the death of General Güemes, which occurred on June 17, 1821.



The Star Guard was a gaucho vigil that recalled the previous hours, the agony of the National Hero, for ten days in the Horqueta Gorge, after being mortally wounded in an ambush by royalist troops.

Subsequently, at the foot of the Monument the stanzas of the Argentine National Anthem were interpreted and of Hymn to General Martín Miguel de Güemes, to then perform the Touch of silence. The tribute was attended by provincial, municipal, military authorities, legislators, officials and the community.

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