JOSÉ MANUEL DOLÓN, the mayor of Torrevieja, led the municipality during the Valencia Community Day on October 9.
After carrying out the Spanish flag from the municipal building in the church square, during the playing of the Valencian Hymn, Dolón made a short speech in which he indicated that the Valencian Community is very much part of the current and future project of Spain, and invited all those present to enjoy the holiday.
In the short ceremony lasting just 15 minutes which, as seems to be the case in recent years, attracts more interest from local officials and VIPs than members of the public, traditional Valencian hymns and music were played by the Unión Musical Torrevejense after arriving in the main square just before 11am after a short parade.
The situation in Catalonia wasn’t far from the mind of Dolón who said during his address: “It’s an important day for the Valencian Community at a difficult time. Everyone is watching for news from another part of Spain at the moment and it’s time to confirm that we in Valencia want to continue to be part of the country and the common cause that is Spain.”