Peña Nieto led the Commemoration of the 195th anniversary of the “Day of the Flag,” the
ultimate symbol of Mexico.
On a day like
today, in 1821, the "Plan of Iguala" was proclaimed to finalize the independence of
our country. Soon afterwards, Vicente Guerrero e Iturbide decided to form the Army of the Three Guarantees, flying for the
first time the colors that now give all Mexicans identity.
“Our flag is the symbol of
national unity. The flag projects everything that makes us feel proudly Mexican.”
is one of the world's most respected nations; It is valued because of the
splendor of its past and closely followed because of its promising future.
Strengths of the Nation
After a convulsive 19th
century, a dictatorship and a revolution, there have been more than eight
decades of political stability, in which power is transmitted in an orderly, peaceful
In the past two decades,
the country’s macroeconomic bases have been strengthened with sound public
finances, an independent monetary policy and a solid banking system.
Another valuable asset of present-day Mexico is its
democracy. From the vote for women and the 77 Reform until the
Political-Electoral Reform of 2014, Mexico has experienced an undeniable
qualitative change in its democratic life.
Citizens' votes count;
power-switching is part of democratic normality; and citizen participation
promotes transparency and accountability.
Mexico’s greatest asset and
source of pride has
been, is and always will be its people. Mexicans are a people committed to
their country and their flag. This is exemplified by the men and women who make up the armed forces,
loyal people always at the service of the nation, who have emerged from the
people and are always prepared to serve the people.
"The government will continue to drive the
changes that will strengthen the capabilities of the Mexican state. We need to
continue to build a basic floor of well-being that will reduce inequality and
strengthen national cohesion, unite us and give us identity, in the same way as
our national flag unites us and gives us identity today.”