In the celebration of Roberto Clemente Day, the attorney for the Veteran, Agustín Montañez Allman, expressed the admiration and respect of the veteran community on the Island towards the member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, who was a Marine in the 1950s.
Montañez Allman highlighted that in testimony of adherence to the activities of the day that the Pittsburgh Pirates will carry out, both in the Attorney General’s Office, as in the Veteran’s House in Juana Díaz and the Veteran’s State Cemetery in Aguadilla, they will display the number 21 that the expelotero during his sports career.
The prosecutor was emphatic in pointing out that Clemente not only accumulated great feats on the field of play, but also, on a humanitarian level, demonstrated the greatness of his spirit and caliber as a man and citizen.
“Roberto embodied extraordinary qualities and virtues that make him immortal for our people and for baseball. But also, it exemplified the values, discipline and dedication of our military that never stop honoring our people with their dedication and dedication, ”he said.
Montañez Allman acknowledged that this date continues to keep alive the deed of Clemente, who was the first Latin American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
He said that Clemente also occupies a seat in the Hall of Fame of the Marine Corps, which expresses with equal honor, the contribution of Puerto Ricans to the Armed Forces in their mission to defend the democratic principles of freedom and justice.