Armed Forces Day in Mexico
Armed Forces Day in Mexico is held on February 19. Día del ejército mexicano. This event in the second decade of the month February is annual. Help us
The origin of the current Mexican Army arose with the XXII Free, Independent and Sovereign Constitutional Congress of the State of Coahuila, which in its decree 1421 of February 19, 1913, disowned General Victoriano Huerta and empowered Venustiano Carranza, Governor of the State, to create an armed force and reestablish the constitutional order.
On March 26 of the same year, the Plan of Guadalupe was proclaimed, document that gave name to the "Constitutionalist Army" and once the Constitution of 1917 was promulgated, it adopted the names of Federal and Permanent National Army and later Mexican Army. With decree number 720 of March 22, 1950, February 19 of each year was declared "Army Day".
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