The Spanish Army raised the Lebanese flag during a military parade celebrating Spain’s National day as a sign of solidarity and gratitude to the Lebanese army soldiers who paid tribute to Barcelona’s terror attack victims while fighting ISIS in Ras Baalbeck.
In a photograph provided by the Lebanese Defense Ministry, a Lebanese officer called John Raffoul held the Lebanese flag Thursday as he stood flanked by two Spanish soldiers wearing the blue beret of U.N. peacekeepers – a nod to the hundreds of Spanish soldiers serving in UNIFIL, the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. [DailyStar]
That’s a pretty awesome gesture.
Check out the video and spot the Lebanese flag as military forces marched down Madrid’s Paseo de la Castellana boulevard to mark the day Christophe Columbus first arrived in the Americas in 1492.