Rodolfo Carter stressed the importance of this stage in the eyes of the public.
"People who forget their story are condemned to repeat it, Chile is much more than a banner, the real heroes are these anonymous heroes, and it is truly the bold man who, fearing, stands up and goes forward. heroes.
With these words, the mayor of La Florida, Rodolfo Carter, honored this afternoon this Sunday more than a thousand extortions from the 1978 conflict. that Chile and Argentina are on the brink of war for the islands of Picton, Lennox and Nueva, in the far south. Thus, former soldiers came to the commune to be part of recognition and decoration by the Communist leader, who prior to public opinion stressed the importance of this historical stage which, if not mediated by the intervention of Pope John Pablo II, would have a strong impact on Chile.
"Chile is a big family, you can not make the mistake of ignoring our heroes," said the mayor when asked about this municipal deployment, and because no politician had sworn to decorate the former soldiers that way.
The event is counted with the three branches of the armed forces, in addition to Carabinero and firefighters.
"The idea is that these forgotten characters remain in the retina of public opinion for their courage and courage, and at the same time they are remembered forever by more than 17 million Chileans," Carter added.
"I have had very difficult moments: one moves and rejoices because Mayor Carter takes responsibility for what happened in 1978. We knocked down the doors and nobody tried to admit it," said Arturo Barra, a native of Talcahuan, at age 18 he belonged to the Marine Corps in the extreme south of the country.
The first and only parade in honor of the veterans of the 78s was celebrated on the occasion of the 119th anniversary of Florida, the cornerstone that the city wanted to elevate through this emotional parade on a tour of its own heroes of 1978 The journey begins in the footsteps of the iconic Paradero 14 of La Florida and stretches along the streets and iconic streets of the area.