Thursday, December 6, 2007
Cuban Memorial Day: Remembering the Heroic Defenders of the Republic
A photograph sometimes tells more than a thousand words. This one from July 26, 1953 depicts the heroic defense of the Moncada Army Barracks (actually, the nearby Saturnino Lora Hospital, which was the real target of the attack). A patient crouches on his hospital bed as a soldier of Cuba's Constitutional Army stands guard over him and the liberties of the Cuban people. This was the beginning of Fidel Castro's reign of terror. If the determination of this brave soldier had been shown by his military superiors and his Commander-in-Chief, this defeat would have been the first and last of the Castroite Revolution.
On this Cuban Memorial Day we pay homage to all our countrymen who at any time defended the Republic with valor and honor against enemies foreign or domestic.