Resolution J5942-2013

Commemorating the 193rd Anniversary of the Independence of El Salvador



  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 13, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 193rd Anniversary of the Inde-
pendence of El Salvador from Spain on September 15, 2014

WHEREAS, Prior to being under Spanish rule  for  nearly  300  years,  El
Salvador,  meaning the Savior, was originally inhabited and ruled by the
Pocomames, Lencas and the Pipil Indians, descendents of the Aztecs; and
  WHEREAS, The Spanish first set foot on Meanguera Island in the Gulf of
Fonseca and later established the village of  San  Salvador,  which  now
serves as the capital and largest city in El Salvador; and
  WHEREAS, Granted the title of city in 1546, San Salvador served as the
Spanish  seat  of  government  in  the  El  Salvador territory under the
Audiencia of Mexico; and
  WHEREAS, As with every other Latin American  territory  under  Spanish
rule, the Salvadoran people were not content with the absence of econom-
ic freedoms and began to mobilize against the Spanish Crown in 1810; and
  WHEREAS, On November 5, 1811, when Priest Jose Matias Delgado rang the
bells  of La Merced Church in San Salvador calling for insurrection, the
people began to band together for freedom; and
  WHEREAS, At that time, armies were sent from Guatemala to diffuse  the
uprisings  of  the  indigenous  and middle class people, though a decade
later in 1821, El Salvador and  the  other  Central  American  provinces
affirmatively declared their independence from Spain; and
  WHEREAS,  El  Salvador immediately resisted joining a union of Central
American countries, but did ultimately join with Mexico in  early  1822,
then the United Provinces of Central America in 1823; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1838, El Salvador finally became an independent republic
upon the breaking of the Union; and
  WHEREAS, Many Salvadorans have made New  York  their  home,  and  this
Legislative  Body  is  justly  proud  to thank the Salvadoran people for
their contributions to this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the  193rd  Anniversary  of the Independence of El Salvador
from Spain on September 15, 2014.


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