May 9 2016
Heroic Cuban women and martyrs honored on Mother’s Day
Flowers were placed at the tomb of Mariana Grajales, mother of the Maceo brothers, in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. Photo: Jorge Luis Guibert
A floral wreath in the name of the Cuban people was placed at the tomb of Mariana Grajales, in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, on May 8, Mother’s Day in Cuba.
In the presence of Lázaro Expósito Canto, first Party Secretary in the province, and Reinaldo García Zapata, president of the Provincial Assembly, members of the José Martí Honor Guard placed the wreath which was unveiled by two veterans of the Revolution.
Members of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution, families of martyrs, and representatives from mass organizations attended the tribute, which also honored other heroic Cuban women, including María Cabrales, Antonio Maceo’s widow; Doña Rosario, mother of the País García brothers; and Dominga Moncada, mother of Guillermón Moncada; as well as all mothers whose sons and daughters have given their lives in internationalist missions.