Santiago de Cuba.— A great moment in his life, is how U.S. actor and activist Danny Glover described the tribute he paid to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, and Cuba’s National Hero José Martí, at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetary located in this city, the last stop on his trip across several of the island’s provinces.
After attending the solemn and respectful changing of the guard of honor, the activist and friend of Cuba, visibly moved, laid a floral wreath and observed a minute of silence before the plaque which holds Fidel’s ashes.
Next, he placed a white rose at the moment where the remains of Cuba’s National Hero Jose Martí have rested since June 30, 1951, and was provided with information on the lives and exploits of national heroes, martyrs and figures buried in the cemetery.
Later, speaking before the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples provincial representative Juan Carlos Vaillant Despaigne, and the press, Glover described Martí as the most universal of all Cubans and Fidel as a great revolutionary. He also expressed his admiration for Che Guevara and Cuba’s internationalist efforts in Africa.
Before returning to Havana, U.S. actor Danny Glover, who was recently awarded the Friendship Medal by Cuba’s Council of State, will meet with artists, writers and journalists from Santiago de Cuba, and visit the former Moncada Garrison, Shrine to the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre and monument to the Cimarrón.