Armed Forces Day at the Embassy
6/1/2016
The Ambassador hosted a celebration of Spain's service men and women coinciding with Spain's Armed Forces Day. The holiday commemorates the sacrifices of those serving in all branches of the Spanish military, and celebrates the integration of the armed forces into civil society over the past four decades. 

Both the Ambassador and Defense Attaché in the United States Ángel Valcárcel opened the event with speeches giving thanks to the service of Spain´s armed forces. Ambassador Gil-Casares noted how Spanish troops work shoulder to shoulder with U.S. military forces in many parts of the world. Brigadier-General Valcárcel concluded his remarks with a toast to the King, H.M. Felipe VI. 

In attendance at the event were representatives of the militaries of many other countries, including the United States. Also attending the event were representatives from the Spanish Navy Training Ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano, which was docked in the Baltimore Harbor. 

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  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @VFF_USA: #VFFUSA and spanish community thanks the @SpainInTheUSA for all their support. Via @hoylosangeles #WashingtonDc https://t.co/
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  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * The @NHLAgenda is being recognized with one of Spain's highest honors for its tireless support of the Hispanic comm… https://t.co/I3PMZirl5E
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * "Without renouncing their heritage, hispanics have embraced the values and opportunities given by this country." -… https://t.co/yais8XPPe6
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * This evening in his last official act, Amb. Gil-Casares bestowed the Order of Civil merit on @NHLAgenda for the pro… https://t.co/WY1R8bxxwi
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  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Ambassador Gil-Casares this morning at Blair House for his formal farewell reception with Acting Deputy Secretary o… https://t.co/e08PfPKtt3
  • 27 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @nancysnegron: Amb #Gil-Casares is the epitome of a gentleman & skilled diplomat. It was a pleasure getting to know and work with him. h…
  • 27 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Amb Gil-Casares was delighted to receive a flag flown over @uscapitol in his honor from Marie Royce, wife of… https://t.co/GiH7hXJkKZ
  • 27 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Ambassador Gil-Casares candidly reflects on his nearly half-decade of service as Spain's chief representative in th… https://t.co/geoAEGvfvF
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