Since then nearly 300 years of submission and resistance at the same time. The Castilianized Spain took our flags, our independence, our culture, our lives. But they could not defeat our will to be. And we will be free once again sooner or later. They took our freedom by the force of the arms. We will regain it by the force of the democracy. Even the Spanish laws cannot stop democracy.
Until the day of our independence we commemorate the courage and sacrifice of those who defended our freedom to death. It is not a happy day. It is a day to remember who we are and who we were.
In the Graveyard of the Mulberry Trees were buried all the victims of the defense of Barcelona 1713 - 1714
Antoni Desvalls i de Vergós (1666 - 1724) Marquis de Poal and General in Chief of the Catalan sometent (militia)
Francesc Descatllar i de Tord (? - 1715) Captain
Sebastià Dalmau i Oller (1682 - 1762) Colonel of Cavalry
Josep Comes (? - 9/11/1714) Liutenant Colonel
Francesc de Castellví i Obando (1682 - 1757) Captain
Magí Baixeres (? - 9/11/1714) Captain
And all of those anonymous Catalan patriots
that lived and died defending our nation