After two years, the traditional Sete de Setembro parade, in Porto Alegre, takes place again. This year, the event celebrates 200 years of Brazilian Independence. The Army has prepared a great event.
Parade will resume after two years
Photo: Publicity / Southern Military Command
The parade will be held at Avenida Edvaldo Pereira Paiva, in Beira Rio, with around 4,700 participants, including military and civilians. The main novelty this year is the presentation of Army paratroopers. For the first time, aboard a Brazilian Air Force (FAB) aircraft, the military will jump over the Guaíba. About 100 paratroopers, who belong to the Parachute Infantry Brigade based in Rio de Janeiro, will make jumps over the water.
“The parade is important in itself, as it is a civic-military activity that is part of our society. This year, in particular, we celebrate 200 years of Independence, so it grows in importance. society participate and we have a large audience”, says the commander of Social Communication of the Southern Military Command, Colonel Alessandro Lima Marques.
The parades will take place on the stretch of Orla 3 do Guaíba, close to the sports courts. The platform for the authorities will be set up in the parking lot located between the skate parks of Orla and Parque Marinha do Brasil. The parade starts at this point and continues towards the Center.
The activity starts at 9:30 am, with the troop review. Attractions include a naval parade, with vessels from the Brazilian Navy and civil entities. Brazilian Air Force (FAB) F-5M fighter jets will cross the sky alongside other aircraft. The motorized parade will feature 180 vehicles, including army armored vehicles and police vehicles.
Ex-combatants of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force and veterans of the Armed Forces also parade. A troop of more than a hundred horses ends the parade.
During the closing ceremony, the Fire Symbolic of the Homeland will be transformed into Chama Crioula and led by the Gaucho Traditionalist Movement (MTG) to the farroupilha camp, set up in Harmonia Park (Parque Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho).
Independence of Brazil without heroes or anti-heroes, but with popular participation
For the professor of the History course at Feevale, Roswithia Weber, the date should be a moment to value the history of Brazil, and break with the historiographical vision of the 19th century, in which D. Pedro is on the banks of the Ipiranga crying “Independence or death!”. Recent productions by historians highlight popular participation in Independence. “Brazil’s history is not built by ‘heroes’ or ‘anti-heroes.’
Roswithia highlights that, over the two centuries, the weight of the colonial past was still present in the Brazilian mentality, as forms of labor exploitation in conditions analogous to slavery. “It is not uncommon for us to experience situations that insist on maintaining an undemocratic society”, she concludes.
Ospa performs for the Bicentennial
On the 9th, the Music Band of the 3rd Army Police Battalion participates in the Bicentennial of Independence Concert, promoted by the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra (Ospa). The event will take place at 8 pm, at Casa da Ospa, at the Fernando Ferrari Administrative Center (Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1501, Porto Alegre). With 1 kilo of food, the ticket can be picked up at the Casa da Ospa box office or on the website simple.
Heart of Dom Pedro I
In allusion to the 200th anniversary of Independence, the heart of Dom Pedro I was brought to the country. The organ of the first Brazilian emperor was transported from Portugal to Brazil by a Brazilian Air Force (FAB) executive jet on August 22. The heart was received with the honors of head of state at the Itamaraty Palace, where it will be on display until September 5th.
Exhibited at Itamaraty
Photo: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil
In Portugal, the heart was kept in a church in the city of Porto. The organ has been preserved in formaldehyde, inside a glass reservoir for almost 188 years. The emperor died on September 24, 1834.