Ecuadorian flag raising ceremony to be held in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno will participate in a flag raising at City Hall Tuesday afternoon.

The Ecuadorian flag will be raised at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day.

On August 10, 1809, the Ecuadorian capital of Quito declared independence from Spain and announced a new government. Their campaign was defeated weeks later but served as the first step toward eventual independence which came years later in 1822.

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