Wreath Laying in memory of Simon Bolivar
Every year, the Embassy holds this special wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Bolivar’s death.
Ambassador Sanchez said he is grateful for the attention given to this day by the Dominican Government.
Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Hayden Pirela Sanchez, Senator Alvin Bernard and Human Resource Manager at Petro Caribe, Denise Charles laid wreaths in honour of Simon Bolivar.
Bolívar was a military and political leader, who played a key role in Latin America’s successful struggle for independence and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.
Bolívar is regarded as a hero, visionary, revolutionary, and liberator in Hispanic-America.
During his lifetime, he led Venezuela, Colombia which included Panama at the time, Ecuador, Peru together with Don José de San Martín, and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire.
Admirers claim that he helped lay the foundations for democracy in much of Latin America.