The president urged society to recall the national heroes who participated in the struggle for national independence.

Mexicans, long live the heroes who gave us a country and freedom! Long live Hidalgo! Long live Morelos! Long live Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez! Long live Allende! Long live Aldama! Long live Galeana! Long live Morelos! Long live Guerrero! Long live National Independence! Long live Mexico! Long live Mexico! Long Live Mexico!” urged the president.

President Enrique Peña Nieto was accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera de Peña.

Subsequently, the president and his wife, accompanied by their children, witnessed the fireworks that concluded the popular festival to commemorate the anniversary of Mexican Independence.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the legislative and judicial branches of government; the legal and extended cabinet; the government staff, and representatives of political parties and the diplomatic corps accredited in Mexico.