miércoles, 24 de febrero de 2016

Bernardo de Gálvez, ciudadano honorario de Estados Unidos


La herencia española en Estados Unidos, tantas  veces olvidada por los norteamericanos y por los propios españoles merece ser conocida. 

Un andaluz, Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, malagueño de Macharaviaya, nacido el 23 de julio de 1746 y fallecido en Tacubaya, México, 30 de noviembre de 1786, fue el heroe de Pensacola y de la independencia de los Estados Unidos. Fue nombrado en 2014, ciudadano honorario de los Estados Unidos de América. 






H.J.Res.105 - Conferring honorary citizenship of the United States on Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Gálvez.113th Congress (2013-2014)



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Public Law 113–229
113th Congress


Conferring honorary citizenship of the United States on Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Gálvez.

Whereas the United States has conferred honorary citizenship on 7 other occasions during its history, and honorary citizenship is and should remain an extraordinary honor not lightly conferred nor frequently granted;

Whereas Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and

Count of Gálvez, was a hero of the Revolutionary War who risked his life for the freedom of the United States people and provided supplies, intelligence, and strong military support to the war effort;

Whereas Bernardo de Gálvez recruited an army of 7,500 men made up of Spanish, French, African-American, Mexican, Cuban, and Anglo-American forces and led the effort of Spain to aid the United States’ colonists against Great Britain;

Whereas during the Revolutionary War, Bernardo de Gálvez and his troops seized the Port of New Orleans and successfully defeated the British at battles in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Natchez, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama;

Whereas Bernardo de Gálvez led the successful 2-month Siege of Pensacola, Florida, where his troops captured the capital of British West Florida and left the British with no naval bases in the Gulf of Mexico;

Whereas Bernardo de Gálvez was wounded during the Siege of Pensacola, demonstrating bravery that forever endeared him to the United States soldiers;

Whereas Bernardo de Gálvez’s victories against the British were recognized by George Washington as a deciding factor in the outcome of the Revolutionary War;

Whereas Bernardo de Gálvez helped draft the terms of treaty that ended the Revolutionary War;

Whereas the United States Continental Congress declared, on October 31, 1778, their gratitude and favorable sentiments to Bernardo de Gálvez for his conduct towards the United States;

Whereas after the war, Bernardo de Gálvez served as viceroy of New Spain and led the effort to chart the Gulf of Mexico, including

Galveston Bay, the largest bay on the Texas coast;

Whereas several geographic locations, including Galveston Bay, Galveston, Texas, Galveston County, Texas, Galvez, Louisiana, and St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, are named after Bernardo de Gálvez;

Whereas the State of Florida has honored Bernardo de Gálvez with the designation of Great Floridian; and

Whereas Bernardo de Gálvez played an integral role in the Revolutionary War and helped secure the independence of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Gálvez, is proclaimed posthumously to be an honorary citizen of the United States.

Approved December 16, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 105:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113–548 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
July 28, considered and passed House.
Dec. 4, considered and passed Senate.







  

 

El cuadro que colgará del Capitolio  

Cuadro  de Bernardo Galvez en el Capitolio.

EEUU salda su deuda con el héroe español de la Independencia 230 años después










Bernardo de Gálvez regresa al lado de George Washington

El malagueño fue protagonista en el desfile triunfal de la Guerra de la Independencia


  09/05/2014






 

El héroe español Bernardo de Gálvez, nombrado ciudadano honorario de EEUU

El Congreso y Senado de Estados Unidos han reconocido la figura del militar español y la contribución de España en la independencia de EEUU.


-12-2014  
- Seguir leyendo: http://www.libertaddigital.com/cultura/arte/2014-12-09/el-heroe-espanol-bernardo-de-galvez-nombrado-ciudadano-honorario-de-eeuu-1276535605/






Bernardo de Gálvez llama a las puertas del Capitolio

  15/12/2013

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