Cubans Highlight Work and Life of Heroine Vilma Espin
Havana, June 18 (RHC) Cubans recalled Heroine Vilma Espin on July 18 in her hometown Santiago de Cuba, where she became an outstanding revolutionary since her early youth.
Commemorations for the fifth anniversary of Vilma´s death, which also took place in different parts of the island, included lectures at the Oriente University, where the students learned about the life and struggle of the Cuban outstanding revolutionary and particularly her efforts in favor of Cuban women and the family.
A group of women, who joined Espin during the revolutionary struggle that ended up with the 1959 victory, gathered to remember her at her memorial located in the home where Vilma spent her childhood.
The tribute-paying action wound up with a visit by people of all walks of life to the mausoleum treasuring Vilma´s mortal remains in the locality known as Frank Pais Second Eastern Front, where the remains of other revolutionaries also rest.
During her stay at the second eastern guerrilla front, set up by Raul Castro in March 1958, young Vilma became a guerrilla fighter.