The legacy of the heroes of Molino del Rey implies that the Armed Forces defend the country’s ideals and actively participate in its transformation:

  • The general led the ceremony commemorating the Battle of Molino del Rey.
  • The Armed Forces realize that there are enemies such as organized crime, terrorist threats that are becoming globalized, and selfish ambitions that undermine national development.

Receiving a legacy of honor and loyalty from the heroes of the Battle of Molino del Rey, in 1847 implies that Mexico’s Armed Forces defend the country's ideals and actively participate in its transformation, declared General Roberto Miranda Moreno, Head of the Presidential General Staff (EMP) earlier today.

As he led the ceremony commemorating the 169th anniversary of the Battle of Molino del Rey, General Miranda stressed that it will only be possible to achieve these goals if, "Our exercise is governed by absolute values of loyalty, professionalism, honesty, discretion, honor conviction, institutionality, equity and bravery”.

He recalled that in the Battle of Molino del Rey, the invaders, armed with their bayonets, rifles and guns, bloodied our territory with their territorial ambitions. He added that the armed forces know that there are now enemies such as organized crime, terrorist threats that are becoming globalized, and selfish ambitions that undermine national development.

"For this reason, we must continue fighting with the same courage and conviction , always bearing in mind that we are descendants of the heroes who fought in the Battle of Molino del Rey," said the head of the Presidential General Staff.

Today, like yesterday, he said, “We defend our nation by fighting for ideals that are above personal interests. The reason for our existence and for being here today in the place where our heroes died, is summarized in a commitment of loyalty and passion for serving Mexico”.

In the forecourt of the historic building of Molino del Rey, the Presidential General Staff headquarters, General Roberto Miranda, accompanied by military and civilian personnel who comprise this institution, honored the brave Mexicans who, with courage and determination, died defending their homeland in the battle of September 8, 1847.

“It is up to us to prevent this feat from being forgotten. We will therefore take pains to preserve the luminous legacy of our heroes, since these heroic deeds, inscribed with blood and fire on the pages of the history of our country, are the values we should all emulate when we are called to serve Mexico and above all, recall them in September, the month of the homeland and national unity,” he said.

The Head of the General Presidential Staff said the historic moment we are currently experiencing makes it essential to ask: what does the nation want from each of us? What does the president expect from his General Presidential Staff? What do its families fervently desire? “I will tell you: they hope that we never stop being the symbol that represents a Mexican of excellence”.

He urged members of the General Presidential Staff to recall that the blood flowing in their veins is the blood of warriors; that they come from a lineage of honor, courage, loyalty and patriotism, and that they are the sturdy pillars of their character, which, when the moment comes, will enable them to sacrifice their lives for Mexico.

During this ceremony, the Head of the General Presidential Staff presented awards and praised the efforts of the organization’s Shooting Team and Sniper Personnel, who obtained major awards in various national and international competitions, as in the “One Hundred Years of the Creation of the Military Industry “ Third Shooting Tournament and the International Competition of Snipers of the Armed Police in China, in which Mexico ranked fourth out of a total of 15 countries.