Costa Almeria municipality Huercal-Overa pays homage to Marine Infantry

SPECIAL TIES: The Mayor highlighted the connection between the municipality and the Marine Infantry. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa

HUERCAL-OVERA has paid a special homage to the Spanish Marine Infantry by naming a new plaza in its honour.
The Marine Infantry has a firm link to the municipality through the Easter Week celebrations: it has taken part in Maundy Thursday procession for more than six decades.
Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez, Spanish Navy General Carlos Perez-Urruti and Diputacion de Almeria President Javier Aureliano Garcia led Saturday morning’s inauguration ceremony.
Also among the dignitaries attending were Government Sub-delegate in Almeria Manuel de la Fuente Arias, national deputy Indalecio Gutierrez and Junta de Andalucia Almeria delegate Maribel Sanchez, along with regional and provincial parliamentary members, local councillors and representatives of military and civilian authorities.
The Mayor underlined the ties between Huercal-Overa and members of the Marine Infantry.
“Each one of you is a source of pride for us”, she commented.
Fernandez described the new roundabout as a “reflection of a collaboration between administrations.”
It is part of project to integrate the Carretera de la Estacion and Huercal-Overa town, which comes under Diputacion Provincial Plans. The €450,000 cost of the works was financed by the Almeria administration and the council.
Carlos Perez-Urruti expressed enormous gratitude for Huercal-Overa’s recognition of the Marine Infantry on behalf of the force.
“From today the name of Huercal-Overa will be forever united to the Marine Infantry”, he told the audience.

CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa

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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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