Celebrating 63 years of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution: A Look at Cuba’s Historic Event
Municipal Event Marks CDR’s 63rd Anniversary
The Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), an integral part of Cuban society, recently celebrated its 63rd anniversary with a grand municipal event. Held at the “Moncada” Social Circle, the ceremony was steeped in political and historical significance. Among the attendees were various Cuban government officials, including the first secretary of the Party in the province, Carlos Martínez Blanco, and the governor, Emilio Matos Mosqueda, along with leaders of mass organizations, combatants, and pioneers, among others.
A Moment of Silence and Flag-Raising Ceremony
The ceremony began with a flag-raising event, followed by a moment of silence to honor the fallen heroes. Yanelis Rodríguez Martínez, the coordinator of the CDR in the municipality, gave a speech emphasizing the role of the CDR in Cuban society. She underscored the importance of the CDR in defending the Cuban Revolution and maintaining social discipline. Additionally, she highlighted the CDR’s crucial role in the fight against COVID-19.
Recognizing Outstanding Individuals and Collectives
Recognition of outstanding individuals and collectives formed a significant part of the event. Twelve members were honored with the “José Martí” Distinction, the highest honor that the CDR can bestow. The “28th September” distinction was awarded to 23 members, and the “Antonio Maceo” distinction was given to 8 members. The “Moncada” Social Circle was also recognized for its outstanding work.
Cultural Gala: A Showcase of Cuban Spirit
The ceremony culminated with a cultural gala featuring performances by professional artists and amateur talents. These performances highlighted the spirit of the Cuban Revolution and the importance of the CDR, providing a fitting end to the festivities.
Key Takeaways from the Event
The importance of the CDR in Cuban society and the recognition of outstanding individuals and collectives were the main takeaways from this event. The ceremony underscored the role of the CDR in defending the Cuban Revolution, maintaining social discipline, and combating COVID-19. It also paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of its members through various awards and distinctions.
The 63rd anniversary of the CDR was more than just a celebration; it served as a reminder of the organization’s pivotal role in Cuban society. From defending the Cuban Revolution to maintaining social discipline and fighting against COVID-19, the CDR’s contributions are invaluable. This event not only recognized these contributions but also celebrated the individuals and collectives that have tirelessly worked towards upholding the organization’s principles. In doing so, it highlighted the spirit of unity, resilience, and commitment that is at the heart of the CDR.
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