jueves, 3 de julio de 2008

4th July. Independence day. A Spanish view

Esta es la felicitacion que les he mandado a mis compañeros norteamericanos con motivo de su dia de la Independencia, el 4 de julio.
It was between 1778 and 1783 when the Spanish Regimiento Fijo de Infantería de la Louisiana attacked and conquered Baton Rouge, Manchac, New Orleans, Mobile, the city and Bay of Pensacola and afterwards the whole Florida peninsula from British hands. Doing so, it opened the Caribbean Sea ports to the main flux of supplies for the new American Army. General Bernardo de Gálvez was the Commanding Officer of the Spanish forces supporting the American Revolution. The City of Galveston, Texas, was named after him.
This was part of the Spanish military contribution to the Independence to the United States of America. That is why on 8 November 1779 Thomas Jefferson wrote to General Gálvez, expressing his thanks for Spain's assistance to the revolutionary cause. George Washington toasted Spain for its support during the war and finally, in 1784 the U.S. Congress cited General Gálvez and the Spanish government for their aid during the Revolution.
Today, as we did then, the Spanish military, who come from one of the eldest nations in the world, want, once again, to congratulate our American friends on their Independence Day.
We wish you a lovely day. We also encourage you to follow the struggle for Justice and Freedom all around the world. In this effort Spain will never let the US walk alone.

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