A large representation of the Yarense people awakened, this Wednesday, in the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes park, the 155th anniversary of the first confrontation between the Cubans and the Spaniards.
The event, which took place in this territory and is known as the Grito de Yara, is remembered by the natives, who feel proud that it happened here, the baptism of fire of the rebel troops.
In the political-cultural event, Osvaldo Parra Serrano, vice president of the National Union of Cuban Historians in Granma and local historian, narrated what happened on the historic October 11, 1868.
Parra Serrano points out that on a day as beautiful as today, we only have to repeat a famous phrase of the Spanish writer Antonio Pirala, who declared that Céspedes was the one who dared to say in Yara: “Cuba is independent because it wants to and it can.”
The central words were given by Javier Ernesto Granado Ponce, first secretary of the Union of Young Communists of the municipality, who said that the event was not a military victory, but it was the first moral impression of what became the formidable Liberating Army .
“This experience has since accompanied each of our emancipatory feats, showing the ability of our people to take positive experiences from defeats and failures.”
The occasion coincided with the delivery of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) card to six new members, and a wreath was placed at the base of the statue erected in honor of the Father of the Nation, in the aforementioned park that holds the status of National . Monument.
The event was led by Niurka Esther Alarcón Gómez, first secretary of the PCC of Yara, and Dainier Roberto Vega Aguilar, president of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power.