Fidel- Santiago de Cuba paid tribute today to Fidel Castro in the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in this city, six years after his funeral honors, by laying a wreath on behalf of the Cuban people and white roses at the monolith where his ashes rest.
José Ramón Monteagudo, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in the territory, Beatriz Johnson, the Governor, chief officers of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, and representatives of the political and mass organizations attended the ceremony.
In a multitudinous pilgrimage along the Patria Avenue to the patrimonial cemetery of the city, more than 250 thousand people remembered the last farewell to the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, who passed away on November 25, 2016.
Arnaldo Rodríguez, musician and director of the El Talismán band, expressed to CMKC, Radio Revolución, the privilege of paying tribute to Fidel, who was the architect of cultural policy and artistic education in the country.
According to Josefina Prosper, a senior year medical student, Fidel is a paradigm for the new generation and she stressed the sense of belonging of the doctors to the health of the people, a right achieved after the triumph of January 1, 1959.
She added that the life of the eternal Commander in Chief Fidel Castro cannot be reduced to a few lines, because his constant teaching and indissoluble union with the people serve as an inspiration for men and women all over the world.
Carlos Leyva, president of the Federation of University Students (FEU in Spanish) at the university of this province of Santiago de Cuba, highlighted the link of the hero Fidel Castro with the FEU, which he supported and participated in its Congresses, in order to know the concerns of students and contribute to their development and welfare.
He underlined the commitment of the Centennial Generation with the Homeland and the formation of the new man inspired by the values of the attackers to the Moncada
That demonstration of love and principle showed in the floral offering that on behalf of the people of Cuba was laid by Colonel Alberto Vazquez, who cherishes in his memory of the days when he drove the vehicle during the Caravan of Freedom, and Dr. Abel Tobias Suarez.
Fidel Castro was the driving force and leader of the struggle for the consolidation of the revolutionary process, its advance towards socialism, the economic and social transformations of the country, the development of education, health, sports, culture and science, and the handling of an active foreign policy based on cooperation and mutual respect.
On May 1, 2000 at the José Marti Revolution Square, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro exposed the Concept of Revolution. From that moment on, this definition became the compass of the Cuban revolution.
«Revolution is a sense of the historical moment; it is changing everything that must be changed; it is full equality and freedom; it is being treated and treating others as human beings; it is emancipating ourselves by ourselves and with our own efforts; it is challenging powerful dominant forces within and outside the social and national sphere; is to defend values in which we believe at the price of any sacrifice; it is modesty, selflessness, altruism, solidarity and heroism; it is to fight with audacity, intelligence and realism; it is to never lie or violate ethical principles; it is a deep conviction that there is no force in the world capable of crushing the force of truth and ideas. Revolution is unity, it is independence, it is fighting for our dreams of justice for Cuba and for the world, which is the basis of our patriotism, our socialism and our internationalism.»