Tribute to Juan Pablo Duarte

On January 27th, a flag act was held to honor one of our homeland’s fathers, Juan Pablo Duarte.

In this ceremony, we heard Duarte’s anthem. Two high school juniors explained a little about Juan Pablo’s life and his wishes, also analyzing one of his poems. Then our spokesperson of the student council (Amelia Sasso) recited a poem written by her about Duarte.

We concluded with a presentation of some children imitating Duarte, Sanchez, and Mella. They recited the oath that seeks to love their homeland and give everything for it.

I really like that this tribute to Juan Pablo Duarte is made every year.  Although, I believe that it should also be done for the two fathers of our motherland, Ramón Matías Mella and Francisco del Rosario Sanchez,  since without them our independence would not have been won. 

Would he be disappointed if he could see his nation today?