Earlier today, in Plaza de la Constitución, President Enrique Peña Nieto led the ceremony in memory of those who lost their lives during the earthquake of September 19, 1985 and hoisted the national flag at half mast as a sign of mourning.

Exactly three decades after the earthquakes that caused destruction and loss of life in Mexico City, at 7:19 am sharp, the president activated the mechanism to hoist the national flag, while military band choirs sang the Hymn to the Flag.

Immediately afterwards, the military band played the Taps and finally, the national anthem was sung.

After the ceremony, the president toured an exhibition of equipment belonging to the armed forces, various federal government and civil society institutions, to participate in search and rescue actions and relief operations and assist the civil population in the event of disaster, installed in Plaza de la Constitución.

On the way back to the official residence of Los Pinos, President Enrique Peña Nieto decided, off the agenda, to visit the Chapultepec railings on Paseo de la Reforma to explore the evocative photographs showing the effects of the earthquake.