May 20, 1902

George Moneo
Babalu Blog

The dream of a Cuban republic began on this day 108 years ago. It ended on January 1, 1959.

Escudo de la Republica de Cuba

In the comments section La Conchita wrote:

May 20th, 2010 at 9:14 AM

George, that picture reminds me of a bright beautiful sunny day, just after noon, coming out of Church on a Sunday with my father and mother. We were walking and coming down the steps of the church. My father was holding my hand, and we were approached by a bearded man with a beret holding a rifle, and he handed me a shiny object, showing brightly against the blazing sunlight. It was “El Escudo”. The place was Cardenas, Cuba. The date was January 1959.

Read also at Babalu Blog, Marco Rubio’s Comments on Cuba’s Independence Day.

Comments are closed.