In 2002 Argentina put into place a law to commemorate the people who suffered during the coup of 1976. The day is known as Day of Memory for Truth and Justice and is recognized on March 24th, the day the military took power. Though the government had put the law into place it was not until 2006 when it was actually implemented. This is an indication of how deep and raw the wounds of this event are. The junta had retained control until 1983 and there have been a number of laws that where introduced to try and protect those who had committed crimes.
This day is to remember the 30,000 people who disappeared because of the military coup.