More than 1,000 people, including sworn members, family members and military personnel, attended the Swearing in of the Flag for civilian personnel this morning, which was held on Paseo VistaAlegre and was presided overby the Brigadier General Chief of the Special Operations Command and Military Commander of Alicante, Francisco García-Almenta Alonso.
Along with the Brigadier General and other military authorities, the mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, a large number of councilors from the municipal corporation and the sub-delegate of the government in Alicante, Araceli Poblador, have been present.The event was organized by the Special Operations Command (MOE) based in Rabasa (Alicante), in which the Legion War Band and the Valencia NBC Regiment also participated.
The act began at 12:00 noon with the interpretation of the National Anthem and the prayer call and, later, the civil personnel who requested it have taken their oath to the flag. Once the oath was over, there was a speech by the GEMOE and a subsequent act of homage to the fallen. The act has come to an end with the anthem of the MOE and Spirits, and the units dislocation. Once the act of swearing in the Flag was over, the Legion War Band remained for several minutes, entertaining the end of the acts.
It should be noted that the Special Operations Command has chosen Torrevieja to be the first city to carry out the act of swearing to the flag after the COVID-19 pandemic. The oath or promise before the national flag is legally established in the Military Code as a prerequisite to acquiring professional military status. To allow Spaniards who, without wishing to join the Armed Forces in a professional capacity, to express their commitment to the defense of Spain by taking an oath or promise before the Spanish flag, a procedure has been established to carry out said service. This right is included in the Spanish Constitution (1978) in Title I of the fundamental rights and duties, second chapter Rights and Freedoms, section 2 of the rights and duties of citizens, article 30 point 1 “Spaniards have the right and the duty to defend Spain .”