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The JEMAD presented the programme of events to be held to commemorate Armed Forces Day 2022

In Huesca
May 20, 2022
  • At the presentation, Admiral General López Calderón was accompanied by the Mayor of Huesca, Luis Felipe Serrate

The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral General Teodoro Esteban López Calderón, presented today at the Sancho Ramírez Barracks the main events to be held in Huesca on the occasion of Armed Forces Day.

The CHOD expressed his gratitude to the Mayor of Huesca and the citizens for their willingness to host the celebration of Armed Forces Day in this city, which has centuries-old ties with the military. Admiral General López Calderón stressed that 'this year, the commemoration of Armed Forces Day is particularly gratifying for all of us who wear the uniform, since after two years where unfortunately the pandemic has not allowed us to hold large-scale events, we have been able to resume this celebration which is very significant for us, as it allows us to bring the Armed Forces closer to the citizens in a very direct and tangible way'.

He also had a special remembrance for all those soldiers who are away from Spain these days fulfilling their mission and who will also be celebrating DIFAS.

The commemorative events for Armed Forces Day will begin on Monday 23rd with the inauguration of two exhibitions at the Huesca Conference Centre and will conclude on Saturday 28th.

The main ceremony, presided over by Their Majesties the King and Queen, will take place on 28 May, Armed Forces Day, and will consist of the following:

  • Raising of the National Flag and Homage to the National Flag
  • Tribute to those who have given their lives for Spain
  • Air Parade
  • Land Parade
  • Lowering of the National Flag

From 26th to 28th May, a static and dynamic exhibition will be held on the esplanade of the Huesca Palace of Congresses.

On 26 May, an exhibition of personnel and material will be held in the Huesca Bullring.

On 27 May, a military music meeting will be held in the Plaza López de Allué in Huesca, presided over by the Chief of Defence Staff, accompanied by the JEME, AJEMA, JEMA and civilian authorities.

In addition, from 23 to 28 May, the exhibitions '1982-2022, Forty years of Spain's active participation in NATO' and 'Fidel Pagés', both at the Huesca Palace of Congresses, will be open to the public.