I can inform you with all responsibility that in 1956 we will be free or we will be martyrs (…) One of our most illustrious liberators sentenced that whoever tries to seize Cuba would pick up the dust from his soil drenched in blood (…) We are today in Cuba, Only we know where we are going and we do not depend on the last word of the Dictator. Greetings to the people of Cuba, and the firmest promise that we will return. ”
The National Days of Defense concluded satisfactorily in the province of Matanzas, preceded by the participation of the governing and command organs, the economy and the community in the Bastion.
The Strategic Exercise Bastion 2016 concluded in Matanzas with a positive balance after three days in which leaders, leaders and management and command were trained in all actions and demonstrated the high provision of the province for defense, consolidating the concept of War Of the whole town.
The landing of the 82 expeditionaries of the Granma yacht on December 2nd, 1956, off the eastern coast of Belic, marked a decisive stage of the Cuban people for their legitimate independence that would lead to triumph over defending dictatorial forces of oligarchic interests proimperialists. In the mangrove swamps of Las Coloradas the rebel army was born, the embryo of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR).
Amid the jubilation of his classmates at the Abel Santamaria Cuadrado Special School, located in Union de Reyes, Matanzas the student of fifth grade Fidel Octavio Núñez Gómez, received the award from the ¨Friends of the FAR¨ National Contest in the manifestation of visual arts . Fidel Octavio reflected his historical knowledge with originality and received a replica of the Granma yacht by Brigadier General Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez.