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.