Together with his Moncada Comrades

The ashes of the Moncada combatant and Commander of the Rebel Army Pedro Miret Prieto were placed in the Retable of the Martyrs of July 26 at the cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, accorded by a ceremony of military honors led by Army General Raúl Castro

By: Juventud Rebelde

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2016-02-22 | 19:40:56 EST
SANTIAGO DE CUBA.— The ashes of the Moncada combatant and Commander of the Rebel Army Pedro Miret Prieto were placed on February 19, the same day of his 89th birthday, in the Retable of the Martyrs of July 26 at Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago, accorded by a ceremony of military honors led by the President of Councils of State and Ministers, and his comrade from the Centenary Generation, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz.

Some minutes after 9:00 in the morning, the funerary urn, flanked by his decorations and the honorific title of Hero of the Republic of Cuba, was carried to the Retable by the young members of the Ceremony Unit of the Armed Revolutionary Forces (FAR) and was placed in one of the niches, beside Carlos Alberto Ortega, Haydeé Santamaría and Melba Hernández.

The National Anthem vibrated then with special force and a three gun salute was fired while the National  Flag and the flag of the July 26 Movement  were raised.

Floral offerings in the name of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz; Army General Raúl Castro and relatives had been previously placed in the Retable, completing the homage, the politburo member and Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdés Menéndez was present together with other Moncada combatants and Granma expeditionaries, relatives and leaders.

And, his family and comrades-in-arms placed white roses before the niche of the prominent combatant, to the chords of the July 26 March.

Thus, the fruitful career of Pedro Miret Prieto, who took part in the fight after the Coup d’état on March 10, 1952; an the attacker of the Moncada and prisoner in Isla de Pinos; of the young man engaged, who couldn’t be part of the Granma’s crew because he was arrested in Mexico, but he come back to Cuba and joined the Rebel Army where he became Commander, was recognized.

This was the deserved tribute to the First Deputy Minister of the FAR, the Chief of the artillery in the glorious days of the Bay of Pigs, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and deputy to the National Assembly, the architect of the Forum of Science and Technology, which promoted so many solutions in Cuba during the difficult special period.

Pedro Miret Prieto died last January 15 in Havana from a severe myocardial infarction. And, as  the loyal combatant devoted to the revolutionary cause who he was, his ashes rest forever together with the remains of another 40 Moncada combatants because his condition of loyal combatant devoted to the revolutionary cause.   From that place they are an incentive, light and example for the new generations.

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