Camagüey pays tribute to Major General Ignacio Agramonte

Camaguey pay tribute to Major General Ignacio Agramonte, to mark the 174 anniversary of his birth, with the traditional pilgrimage from his birthplace to the park that bears his name, in the former village of Santa Maria del Puerto del Principe.

Coinciding with the celebration today also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Museum of Camagüey, time that will be recognized outstanding workers, linked to the institution and heritage conservation in Camagüey, and delivered Award by the work of Life “Achilles Mario Betancourt” reported Radio Rebelde.

The day includes a temporary exhibition, with pieces of the funds collected from the Museum’s history; a scientific meeting, which will address issues related to collections and outreach of cultural heritage.

One hundred years after that memorable event, the vibrant word of Fidel Castro recognizes the extraordinary virtues of the legendary patriot and military chief architect of the Mambi cavalry: “… the Spaniards kept their remains, and led to the Camaguey, precisely the same place, on 12 May, to take after the cemetery where his remains were cremated and scattered. It was not to his fellow soldiers, or their families, or their compatriots, or his people, the consolation of preserving the remains of Major.

“The Spanish authorities claimed at the time that they had to avoid desecration of the corpse; but there are more than enough reasons to suspect that wanted to make every trace of the corpse of Ignacio Agramonte disappear, even after death because they feared him, and did not want to leave their countrymen the flag of his corpse. ”

In the Plaza de San Juan de Dios, in the solemn ceremony of homage to Ignacio Agramonte own, the poet-singer Silvio Rodriguez released his song “The Mayor,” who, “riding on a palm written in the distance a hundred years, resurrected “.

Translated by Daysi Olano Fernandez

Written by Cuban Radio, Radio Cubana

December 23, 2015

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