Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More than half a million persons have visited the Playa Girón Museum

Cuba Debate

Havana, March 25, (AIN) More than half a million persons have visited the Museo de Girón, in the municipality of Ciénaga de Zapata, Matanzas Province, 33 years after its inauguration.

In public declarations published in Granma newspaper, Bárbara Sierra, director of that institution, said that among the many personalities that were received who they specially remember with special pleasure is that of the leader of the Cuban Revolution on April 11th of 1996.

This memorial is dedicated to the battle of the Cuban people against the mercenary invasion of the U.S. Government in April 1961.

It displays the martyrs who fell during that battle and items of historical value like the captain bars and logo of Luis Alfonso Silva Tablada, a Cuban pilot who died in combat during the events.

Also the uniform with projectiles impacts which was worn when Eduardo García Delgado died, who wrote with his blood the name of Fidel; and the white shoes of young girl Nemesia Rodríguez, which were destroyed during the bombardments of the yankee air planes.

These and other testimonial evidences attract the attention of Cuban and foreigners who daily visit the installation, which is currently celebrating the upcoming 48th anniversary of the Playa Girón victory.

The program includes a tribute to the light combat infantry, the first force to answer the mercenary attack.

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