From the Cuartel de la Montaña 4F (4F Mountain Barracks), located in Caracas, the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, led the central act for the 12th anniversary of the Bolivarian Militia and National Dignity Day during which 33,995 were promoted to sergeants and 933 to officers, who will shield the machinery made up of more than 4,500,000 militiamen:
«Today the Bolivarian Militia is strengthened, today we have promoted 34,928 militiamen and militia to the immediate superior rank of generals, admirals, colonels, lieutenant colonels, major captains, first lieutenants, lieutenants and all the immediate superior degrees of sergeant”, he stressed.
During this historic journey, President Nicolás Maduro, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the FANB, granted the post-mortem promotion to the rank of Admiral to Hernán Grüber Odremán, who was part of the group of patriots who on November 27, 1992 headed the second insurrection against the administration of Carlos Andrés Pérez.
«The Bolivarian Militia is the largest shield that Venezuela has to defend itself from the aggressions of imperialism, the Colombian oligarchy and to maintain peace, sovereignty, stability and independence,» he asserted.
To sow the historical memory of Venezuela:
In this sense, he instructed the rector of the Bolivarian Military University of Venezuela, UMBV, M / G Félix Osorio, to develop special plans aimed at “sowing awareness and values” through the reconstruction of the history of Venezuela.
“We are in a historical time where we have to sow memory, sow awareness and reap the future. Whoever sows memory, cultivates homeland, who sows persevering values is capable of reaping the great harvest of national consciousness in the future”, he emphasized.