The Joint Metropolitan Command of the Armed Forces (COCOM. (COCOM) and the Ministry of Defense (MIDE), formed a commission to define actions for security, maintenance, beautification, cleaning and ornamentation of Independencia Park, an emblematic historical bastion located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Culture and the City Council of the National District.
Also participating were officials of the Tourism Police, the Permanent Commission of National Anniversaries (CPEP) and the Duartiano Institute.
In addition to assuming the coordination of the ornamentation of the Altar de la Patria, the place where ceremonies are held to honor the memory of national heroes.
The Commission will extend its work to the Duarte Park in Santo Domingo, the Fray Antón de Montesinos Monument and the Colón Park, among others.
Located in the western end of the colonial city and in front of the beginning of El Conde Street, the Independence Park is one of the most sacred places in the Dominican Republic.
Inside the walled and guarded enclosure is the Altar de la Patria, a white marble mausoleum.
This also houses the remains of the Founding Fathers of the Dominican Republic: Juan Pablo Duarte, Matías Ramón Mella and Francisco del Rosario Sánchez.
Pay your respects at the foot of their life-size statues, then stroll through the park’s vast grounds.
They also often serve as an open art gallery with frequent exhibits both inside and around its walls, where there is always a national guard.