Caracas, November 6, 2021
The G / C Vladimir Padrino López, swore in more than 2,700 applicants who were invested cadets of the Military University of Venezuela, to whom all them granted a replica of the sword of the Great Marshal of Ayacucho.
Impregnated with the sacred fire of the Homeland, committed to respecting the National Constitution and the Comprehensive Defense of the Nation, this Saturday, November 6, from the Patio de Honor of the Bolivarian Military University of Venezuela, in Fort Tiuna, Capital District, Cadets First Year members of the “G / C Jacinto Pérez Arcay” Promotion, were duly invested in a solemn act that represents the beginning of the glorious army career.
The emblematic military act was chaired by citizen G / C Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of People’s Power for Defense, who, accompanied by G / C Domingo Hernández Lárez, Commander of the Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, Major General Ricardo Nicodemo Ramos, Vice Minister of Education for Defense; the G / B Dilio Guillermo Rodríguez Díaz, rector of the Bolivarian Military University of Venezuela and the body of Major Generals and Admirals of the Superior General Staff of the FANB, delivered Rapier Replica of the “Great Marshal of Ayacucho Antonio José de Sucre ”, to the Cadets of the UMBV, as a symbol of loyalty, dedication and sacrifice for the Homeland.
Then, the first-year Cadet Juan Andrés Montoya González, from the GNB Military Academy, made the declamation of the UMBV Code of Honor, while the Minister for Defense took the oath before the National Flag to the youth invested.
Next, the traditional Parade of Honor was held, in which the cohesion, discipline, synchrony and esprit of the corps of this military youth who represents the new lifeblood of the armed institution was evidenced.
Chávez: Cadet forever
“Today we are in this Courtyard of Honor, in this center of love and passion for the Homeland, from where the children of the people – graduates of these Military Academies – come to the entire national territory to defend what we have to defend: The Homeland! ! ”.
“And from here, it is impossible not to remember, in the midst of this patriotic fervor, this passion and these emotions that run the length and breadth of this Patio, that giant, that man, bastion of republican virtues; to that forger of true, authentic, genuine democracy in Venezuela; that exemplary soldier, that man full of lights, in love with the glorious army carrier and with his people. I am referring to our infinite Eternal Commander Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías. We offer him applause from the vibrant heart of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, ”said Chief General Padrino López.
America’s Abel rapier
To exalt the symbolic value of the first weapon that the UMBV Cadets received today, Minister Padrino López specified “you are receiving the replica of the rapier used by another giant in our history, Antonio José de Sucre, Ayacucho Grand Marshal . That in the words of our Father Liberator, he was the brightest, most intelligent, most methodical General, of firm principles and virtues, magnanimous. The best General and the first Statesman ”.
Consequently, he exhorted the new military youth to take from Antonio José de Sucre, all his virtues, to make the FANB a complete legion of Sucres, Bolívar, Urdanetas. “Thus we will always be invincible as we have been up to the present,” said Chief General Padrino López.