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Escudo AGM

Academia General Militar.

Parades and Ceremonies

Presentation to the Virgin of El Pilar

It is a tradition that all incoming cadets, after the Sabre Ceremony, and prior to the Pledge of Allegiance, travel to Zaragoza to make their presentation to the Virgen del Pilar, parading to invoke her protection.

Formation in the Plaza del Pilar
Formation in the Plaza del Pilar (Photo: AGM)

This day, the Virgin of el Pilar, patron of Hispanidad, of the very noble and heroic city of Saragossa, of all Aragonese and of the Civil Guard Corps, expects the visit that she is going to receive wearing the mantle that the Academia General Militar had previously donated.

The newly admitted cadets are making their presentation to the Virgin
The newly admitted cadets are making their presentation to the Virgin. (Photo: AGM)

It is also traditional that a representation of cadets participate on October 12 in the Offering of Flowers, central event of the festivities in honor of Our Lady of El Pilar.

Cadets are participating in the Offering of Flowers to Our Lady of El Pilar
Cadets are participating in the Offering of Flowers to Our Lady of El Pilar (Foto: AGM)

Due to the religious dimension of this ceremony, their attendance is voluntary.