July 9: Argentine’s Independence Day
Argentina, July 9, 2012
On July 9, 1816, the Congress of Tucumán decided to treat the Declaration of Independence. The meeting was led by the deputy of San Juan, Juan Francisco Narciso de Laprida.
Juan José Paso Secretary read the proposal and asked the congressional “if they wanted the Provinces of the Union to be a free and independent nation from the kings of Spain and its metropolis.” The deputies approved by acclamation, and then one by one they expressed their affirmative vote. Then, they signed the Declaration of Independence.
“They let us know how to cut the teaching of the chains of injustice, falsehood, selfishness, ambition and learn to fight for a just, honest and supportive cause”
‘The way to contain crime and promote the virtues is to punish the offender and protect the innocent’. ‘Life is nothing if freedom is lost’.