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Shall be granted Next February 19 the title of Son of D. Angel Martinez Antonio Garrido, known as "Antonio Union" (22/01/2015)

Next February 19, at 18:00 in the Hall of City Hall, was granted the title of Son of the Loyal and Noble City of Totana D. Angel Martinez Antonio Garrido, known as "Antonio Union" by concur in his person an outstanding performance and service delivery to their neighbors throughout his career in this county.

The Municipal Corporation approved unanimously by all members in the House of July 2014, the approval of the proposed annexing this recognition of the dedication of a street in the town, whose public act was subsequently recognized.

Don Antonio Garrido Angel Martinez was born in Totana on October 1, 1940. His parents, totaneros are Agustín Martínez Sánchez Family "The Pesetas";

Garrido and Purification Canovas, daughter Garrido "The machines" who raised a family of six children.

After the Civil War, the family lived in different parts of the city, devoted father to the work of sharecropper and mother to housework, and trying to convey to their children about responsible labor values ​​and service to others.

His childhood was spent as many children of Totana, in the hard years of the war, between the neighborhoods of Las Ollerías, Las Parras and the Los Orchards.

In the late 40s, his family moved to the La Huerta, more specifically, the Camino de los Molinos, a farm that was owned by a businessman Lorca that was dedicated to the production of flour, ie , had mills for grinding grain of wheat.

There Antonio Angel Martinez began alternating the work of the garden in front of a duck farm owned by the family of Mrs. Hortensia Palao.

At that time there was a big fan of games of the time, reader comics and movies.

By decision of their parents, attending private lessons in the evening to learn the basics in education.

He met fourteen (1954), became part of Vertical Syndicated from the era, such as ordinance, which depended on the premises of such entity, located on Avenida de Santa Eulalia in this town.

And that's when it began to emphasize their values ​​of service and dedication to others.

At this time is when blunted by delivery to all users of the vertical union: workers, housewives, among many other residents of Totana;

advising and helping in any doubt in anyone who approaches any problem.

Time to enter military service with the replacement of 1962, he was assigned to army headquarters in the Palacio de Buenavista (Madrid).

After the period of instruction and testing their superiors certain administrative skills (he is very skilled typing) it became part of the team of the Special Secretariat of the Minister of the Army at the time, Pablo Martín Alonso, with which later would join one certain personal friendship.

Performing military service would perish the minister, so I had the opportunity, by decision of one of the sons of the same, to personally meet the Head of State.

Once he graduated, he joined his post in the Vertical Union of Totana, developing an intense altruistic and generous work work with all his colleagues and superiors.

In the early 70s, came to contest the square of the vertical union Administrative Assistant Court, being in Valencia and presenting such opposition as a result of the examinations was assigned to that post.

In the last Franco era and being mayor-president of the City of Totana Don Gregorio Crespo Castillo, collaborated with this institution in matters of local advice sewer and water, among others.

After the regime of General Franco disappeared as such the Vertical Union, and Don Antonio Ángel Martínez became property manager of the union in Totana, which are primarily property and dependencies that many of them were rented to workers and residents of the city.

Here was a brief period (1978-1980).

In 1980, opened in Totana an Office of Employment, where he was taken for their work as a public employee, an agency of the Ministry of Labour, situated at Antonio Garrigues.

At this time, I saw his work was multiplied with little human resources precarious facilities (no computers, all typewriter) and with only one officer beside him.

Such is the responsibility and commitment to develop their work than just rested to meet any demands and jobs, stealing spare time to his family;

even worked on holidays (including Good Friday) all totaneros benefit of their neighbors, and even from neighboring towns such as Alhama de Murcia, Librilla, Aledo and Mazarrón.

In this role of the Employment remained until 1985, when he was transferred to the Police Station Lorca, going to the Ministry of Interior, more specifically the Department of Issue of National Identity Document (DNI).

In his new role he developed a great professional work with all neighbors and users of Totana and all citizens who approached him, diligently meeting their demands: processing of ID, renewal, information of all kinds of efforts to neighbors, and so on.

Attending in working with your regular schedule, at home to anyone who approached with questions (up to early morning) and also in his leisure center Commercial and Agricultural Circle of Totana, where he frequented assiduously and was treasurer for 10 years .

In addition, he held administrative tasks in the evenings in the "Advisory García", located on Calle Antonio Garrigues and then at Santa Barbara, where he also was visited by neighbors with questions and problems, almost to retirement.

In 2005, he retired as a career with 52 years of service, becoming the national dean of contributing to Social Security, but his vocation not let you be resting, and desire to his superiors in the Police Station Lorca continues going to his place to perform special tasks, even today, 73 years old.

Married to Dolores Hernandez Canovas and father of three children, is a friend of his countrymen, lover of his people person and traditions of honesty and nobility human spotless, extremely rigid in their values, great player of barter, devotee of Santa Eulalia;

and possesses a great responsibility and commitment to care for their neighbors in a generous and selfless.

He has won several awards for his dedication and commitment at work, such as plate-Cruz Police with white symbol.

It is certainly a great public servant with capital, where responsibility is its flag and helpful attitude is their anthem.

A phrase steep for many totaneros is: "When Antonio was born, threw the mold".

Throughout the life of a person, there are many values ​​that can be identified: for their generosity, dedication, perseverance in working vocational plot, among others.

Don Ángel Martínez Antonio Garrido is a totanero that is recognized and valued by the residents of this city for their generous and selfless dedication towards totaneros from his profession as a state official.

This neighbor has dedicated (and dedicated) 52 years of working life to facilitate the action of anyone who approaches with questions and problems related to his work as a public employee.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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