Earlier today, President Enrique Peña Nieto led the Military Parade to commemorate the 206th anniversary of the start of Mexican Independence.

The president was accompanied by National Defense Secretary General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and Naval Secretary Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, as well as representatives of the branches of government.

On board a military vehicle, the president reviewed troops stationed in Constitution Square.

From the central balcony of the National Palace, the president observed the military parade, accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera de Peña; presidents of the Executive Boards of the Chamber of Deputies and Senators Edmundo Javier Bolaños Aguilar and Pablo Escudero Morales, respectively, and President of the Supreme Court of Justice Luis María Aguilar Morales, and the Secretaries of National Defense and the Navy.

The military parade comprised the following:

  • Monumental flag
  • 48 war flags
  • 23,471 elements in the Parade Column and Air Parade of the Mexican Army, Navy and Air Force and the Federal Police, the National Association of Charros and the Mexican Federation of Charrería.
  • 149 aircraft, 448 vehicles, 23 vessels
  • 35 birds, 266 horses and 65 dogs