| The colors of the flag will illuminate the façade of the Town Hall until next Monday, October 12, on the occasion of the celebration of the National Holiday | Alcantarilla today paid a simple tribute to the Flag of Spain, restricted to the municipal corporation and a small number of civil and military representatives to commemorate the National Holiday. In addition, on the occasion of the celebration of October 12, the facade of the Alcantarilla City Hall will be illuminated with the colors of the Flag of Spain, from this Friday, October 9, at night, until next Monday. The mayor, Joaquín Buendía, explained that "although the situation generated by Covid-19 has prevented us from holding the traditional act of tribute, which would be 12 years old this year, we have not wanted to miss the opportunity to demonstrate the feeling of unity of the Spaniards around the symbols and values ??of our country ". On this occasion, Corporal Inmaculada García, along with six other members of the Local Police Force, raised the flag of the Adolfo Suárez square, which is 54 square meters and stands on a 25-meter high mast. After the solemn hoisting, the attendees held a minute of silence for the fallen by Spain and in memory of all those who died from Covid-19, "as well as for the health workers, police, civil guards, military and all other professionals who have given his life to save that of others, "recalled the mayor. Also, Buendía wanted to thank "the extraordinary work carried out by all units of the Armed Forces, Civil Guard, National Police and Local Police to preserve the rule of law and the freedoms of the Spanish." The traditional act of Tribute to the Flag of Spain that Alcantarilla celebrates every year in the days prior to October 12 has not been possible to celebrate due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Nor has it been possible to carry out the civilian flag swearing-in, the aerial and ground parade through Calle Mayor, the paratrooper exhibition, or the rest of the parallel activities, such as exhibitions, exhibitions and school activities that surrounded the festival in previous years. Decked out windows and balconies A Bando issued by the mayor this week encouraged all residents to decorate the balconies and windows of their homes with the flag of Spain, "as a sign of our deep Spanish sentiment and affection to all who unite this great nation, especially at times like the ones we are experiencing with attacks on the symbols and institutions of our democratic system.
" The City Council has decorated the balconies of the municipal offices, Calle Mayor, with the Spanish flag, and has installed a 100-square-meter flag on the side of a building near Adolfo Suárez square.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla