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Holguin Remembers Patriotic December 7th Dates
Holguin people paid tribute today to the Cuban combatants and to Lieutenant General Antonio Maceo y Grajales. As every December the seventh, a river of people marched along the avenues of this northeastern city to reach at Mayabe cemetery and placed wreaths to honor patriots killed while accomplishing internationalist missions.

Before leaving the monument to Maceo, a wreath on his memory was placed.

The people's march to the Mayabe cemetery was headed by the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in the province, Luis Antonio Torres Iribar, Division General Rafael Hernandez Delgado, who commands the country's Eastern Army and Julio Cesar Estupiñan Rodriguez, the president of the Provincial Assembly of the People's Power, among other leaders.
Military honors were paid to the combatants killed in action, and the wreaths sent by Fidel Castro and Raul Castro were placed, together with another one on behalf of Holguin people.

Carlos Santiago Cespedes Aguilera, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuban in the municipality of Holguin, closed the ceremony and praised the historic significance of the event and the people's patriotic participation.

Mass and political organizations took part in the ceremony together with family members to the fallen ones.

Cespedes Aguilera also extolled the significance for the municipality of Holguin to host in 2016 two important events; July 26th and a new anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.

He also extolled that next year the PCC will be holding its Seventh Congress and the 90 birthday of Fidel Castro on the 13th of August.

The people and the family members to the fallen combatants also placed wreaths at the mausoleum that keep the mortal remains of those who were killed accomplishing an honorable internationalist mission.

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