President Calderón Flies National Flag at Half Mast at Constitution Square on 23rd Anniversary of 1985 Earthquakes

Friday, September 19, 2008 |

Mexico City, Constitution Square
At 7:19. President Felipe Calderón flew the National Flag in Constitution Square at half mast in memory of those that lost their lives during the earthquake on September 19 1985.
Flanked by Secretaries of the Interior, Juan Camilo Mouriño Terraza, National Defense, General Guillermo Galván Galván, the Navy, Admiral Mariano Francisco Saynez Mendoza, the President led the ceremony commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the earthquake that plunged Mexico into mourning.
Other attendees included Head of the President’s Office, Patricia Flores Elizondo; General Coordinator of Civil Protection of the Interior Secretariat, Laura Gurza Jaida as well as President’s Chief of Staff, Javier Castillo Cabrera.
Immediately after President Calderón raised the Monumental Flag as a sign of national mourning, a war band established a minute of silence and the ceremony ended with the National Anthem.
At the end of the ceremony, President Felipe Calderón greeted the citizens who had attended the ceremony, including various members of Los Topos Group, who took part in the rescue work following the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City.