President Enrique Peña Nieto led the commemoration of Federal Police Day and the 50th Anniversary of the DN-III-E Plan.
“In the past five decades, our country has faced challenges that have tested our strength as a nation. Mexico has always had the bravery and effectiveness of our military and naval personnel to overcome each of them”: EPN
Thanks to the excellent training of Mexico’s Armed Forces, during their training and experience in the field, soldiers and marines have also assisted our sister nations at times of disaster.
The ceremony honored 114 soldiers and sailors who unfortunately lost their lives in the course of their duty during this administration, and each of the members of our Armed Forces who gave their lives for Mexico.
The president presented awards, performance awards and honorable mentions to outstanding active and retired personnel, as well as the relatives of soldiers killed during the implementation of the DN-III-E Plan.
"Beyond their rank or specialty, today, I wish you to remember them as people who have left children who will grow up without their fathers, wives who will have to cope with family responsibilities on their own and parents who have endured the worst pain: losing a son or daughter”. EPN
MX National Response Plan
The DN-III-E Plan and the Marine Plan pool their strengths and complement their actions by joining the National Response Plan MX, a model that makes it possible to combine all the Mexican State’s capacity for response as regards civil protection into a single national force.
The plan ensures a quicker response for dealing with emergencies; greater efficiency in operations and more lives being saved.
In the past 50 years, there have been countless performances worth recalling:
- immediate response to the tragic explosion in San Juanico in 1984.
- Rescue and reconstruction work after the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City.
- Vital participation after hurricanes Ingrid, Manuel and Patricia during this administration.
"Regardless of the magnitude or difficulty of the challenge, soldiers, pilots and sailors have maintained their strong, unwavering commitment to serving Mexico”.
Remember that every time the DN-III-E Plan and the Marine Plan is activated, there will be Mexicans at risk, worried about their lives and those of their families; Mexicans have confidence that you will assist and protect them. As happened in October 1966, you will be the supportive arm to face and overcome adversity”: EPN