Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, presided over the political act and military ceremony on the occasion of the 114th anniversary of the death of Máximo Gómez, reported the digital portal of the Presidency of the Republic.
In the tribute, which took place in Colon Cemetery, the Historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, affirmed that all generations of Cubans should know and pay tribute to Máximo Gómez, according to the Prensa Latina agency.
The Juventud Rebelde newspaper recalls that Gómez was born in Baní, Santo Domingo, on November 18, 1836. In 1865, he moved to Cuba; with the rank of sergeant, he joined the insurgent army on October 16, 1868, six days after the beginning of hostilities, and along the way he became a major general, and in 1902, the Republic granted him Cuban citizenship by birth.
Specialists assure that Gómez developed tactics and strategy to the highest degree and was the master of the main Cuban military chiefs with his strategic conception that war would only be won by destroying the economic base, which sustained the colonial regime, and the development of irregular warfare.
The article underlines that he stood out for its austerity, civility and detachment from political power, and kept the demand for discipline very high.
Five months after his 69th birthday, Máximo Gómez died in Havana.