Many were those who returned to meet Fidel on the steps of the University of Havana, the rebellious and revolutionary scene that brings him to the present, which attests to the continuity in the voices of children, in the committed song, in the verse…
Four years after the passing of the Commander in Chief, led by the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, other members of the Political Bureau and the Secretariat of the Central Committee, the government and the mass organizations, pioneers, young people and workers, representing all of Cuba, expressed their commitment to resist, to renew their votes with the work led by Fidel.
Among others, the singer-songwriter Marta Campos immortalized it with her piece A Fidel, and Corina Mestre evoked it with her powerful voice: “History will tell its glorious deeds. I prefer to remember him in the corner of the day when he saw his land and said: I am the land, in which he saw his people and said: I am the people, and he abolished their pains, their shadows, their forgetfulness It was a unique evening.
In these complex times, loaded with important challenges, we went to Fidel and we were nourished by his wise reflections and his work loaded with dreams and efforts, as José Ángel Fernández Castañeda, president of the University Student Federation, said. “From him we draw the strength to move forward.
The Commander’s legacy also inspired those who attended the cultural evening that, on behalf of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and the Ministry of the Interior, paid tribute to him.
During the gala, presided over by General of the Army Corps Leopoldo Cintra Frias, member of the Political Bureau of the Party and Minister of the FAR, a song was sung to Fidel, to the man who “was alive and still shines dead”.
Among the many grateful people who gathered at the Universal Hall of the FAR, in the capital, was the second noncommissioned officer Reizon Caraballo Miranda, one of the drivers who participated in the transfer of the Commander’s ashes to Santiago de Cuba.
He tells that when the caravan arrived in Camagüey, several peasants, settled on their horses by the side of the road, threw a group of white doves into the air.
Coincidentally, one of them remained for a few minutes on the armor that carried the urn, similar to the dove that, just when the bearded men entered Havana in victory, on January 8, 1959, landed on the Comandante’s shoulder.
In the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia there were also flowers on the stone that protects it. The tribute to the historic leader of the Revolution from San Antonio to Maisí, synthesized in this altar of the Homeland, was led by the first secretary of the Party in Santiago de Cuba, Lázaro Expósito Canto, and the vice-governor Manuel Falcón Hernández.
(Taken from Granma)