The township of North Bergen celebrated Colombian independence with a flag raising outside of Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Board of Commissioners also presented certificate awards to six Colombian residents of the township.
Since the beginning of the periods of conquest and colonization, there were several rebel movements against Spanish rule, but most were either crushed or remained too weak to change the overall situation. The last one that sought outright independence from Spain sprang up around 1810 and culminated in the Colombian Declaration of Independence, issued on July 20, 1810, the day that is now celebrated as the nation’s Independence Day.
The Colombian Consul General was in attendance for the ceremony. Receiving certificates were Diego Fernando Mora Arango, Andrea Palacios, Nuri Capella, Michelle Galvis, Gabriel Jaime Rodriguez Naranjo and Jhon Jairo Bustamante.