Two years from the deposit of the ashes of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz in the patrimonial cemetery Santa Ifigenia, in this city, the Santiago people will march today on pilgrimage to the site of his definitive repose.
Since the early hours of the morning, workers, students, federadas (Members of the Cuban Women Federation), cederistas (members of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution) and combatants of the Revolution gather at Antonio Maceo Grajales Square and at the Americas Avenue to march together to the necropolis and express respect, love and gratitude to the Commander in Chief.
Just at 7 a.m. the pilgrimage led by the concert band of this city will depart, behind two gigantic Cuban and July 26 flags, and then the presidency.
A block of young people will follow, and then the fifteen who will represent the unions of the Cuban Workers Federation and the people in general.
The children of the Hero City will travel along Patria Avenue carrying flowers in their hands, which they will lay in the central area where the remains of the Founding Fathers of the Fatherland rest.
Santiago will once again come to pay homage to Fidel in honor of the man who carried in his heart this land of struggles and history and of which he so many times highlighted its virtues, as he did on January 1, 1959, in the town hall in front of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Park: “Santiago has been the strongest stronghold of the Revolution.”
(Taken from ACN in Spanish)