Mexico City. President Felipe Calderón declared that unity will enable Mexico to prevail in the face of adversity, challenges and its enemies.
Now, more than ever before, Mexico is prepared to change to improved and stride firmly towards becoming the country of freedom and justice, prosperity, equity and democracy we all want,” he said.
During the Flag Day Ceremony at Campo Militar Marte, the President said that our flag will guide all Mexicans towards the transformation of the country. He therefore called for 2010 to be a year of change and inflection to steer Mexico towards the future we wish for. “May the flag encourage in all of us the patriotism required to construct a freer, fairer, more prosperous, egalitarian and democratic nation for tomorrow’s generations and always encourage us to place the nation’s highest interest above any private interest, however legitimate it may be,” he said.
Accompanied by the three branches of government, he said that those of us comprising the Independence Bicentennial and the Revolution Centennial are called to work together. “During the Year of the Fatherland, the Flag will wave more proudly than ever and each and every Mexico will regard it with gratitude, reverence and admiration,” he said.