The San Isidro Military Base in Mahón has once again hosted the celebration of the Holy Patrons of Arms and Corps of the Army in Menorca. The act, carried out this morning, consisted of a mass officiated by the Bishop of Menorca, Monsignor Francisco Simón Conesa Ferrer, the pertinent speeches and a parade featuring the small number of professional military personnel posted at the base that has ended , as established by tradition, with the offering to the Fallen for Spain.
At the event, a bit lackluster due to the adverse weather conditions, all the soldiers stationed in the square were present and a large number of non-active soldiers, since the square, with a deep-rooted military tradition, once had a large garrison motif For this reason, today a large number of former military personnel reside on the island. Most of the island’s civil authorities have also attended.
After the traditional gloss to the figure of Santa Bárbara, Colonel Víctor Manuel Herrero intervened, who stated the following: “… I want to thank the authorities accompanying us for his presence at this event. As representatives of the Spanish people and, therefore, of Menorca, I put myself once again at your disposal to cooperate and work in support of our mission, which is none other than serving Spain with the means that it provides us. ”
In the course of such an important event, the decree has been announced, by the Military Bishopric, of the creation of the commemorative medal of the fifth centenary of the proclamation of Santa Bárbara as patron of the Spanish Artillery that may be requested by artillerymen from all over the world. class and condition, even those who were replacement when they did the Military Service as well as the ladies of Santa Bárbara.