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Holguin Homage to Cuban General Calixto Garcia
Major General Calixto Garcia. Photo archive
Major General Calixto Garcia Iñiguez was paid a deserved homage today by Holguin people. He passed away in December 11 in the US, where he was buried 117 years ago. Later, in December 11, 1980 his mortal remains were brought to the mausoleum at the square baptized after him in his hometown, the Cuban city of Holguin.

Today, a wreath was placed at the tomb of the worthy Cuban patriot, who fought in the three wars for Cuba's independence from Spanish colonial rule in the 19th century.

As it was a rainy day today, the homage continued on at the protocol room at the Major General Calixto Garcia plaza.

Museum expert Xiomara Rubio Iglesias went over the life and work of the illustrious son of Holguin city.

General Garcia stood out as a patriot, and a noted military strategy. For his feat he reached the ranked of Lieutenant General of the Cuban Liberation Army.

During the ceremony, new members of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and the Young Communist League (UJC) received the corresponding IDs.

They also officially constituted the study group "Mayor General Calixto Garcia" of the University of Holguin, whose members will deepen on the life and work of General Garcia.

This study group will not alone study history, but will also plant it in the present and future generations, said Luis Antonio Torres Iribar, a member of the PCC Central Committee and the PCC First Secretary in the province of Holguin.

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