Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, July 31.- Army General Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party and President of the councils of State and Ministers, headed on Monday afternoon the pilgrimage of the people of Santiago de Cuba in memory of the 55 th anniversary of the assassination of Frank Pais and Raul Pujol.
Accompanying Raul, leading the large number of Santiago de Cuba residents, was Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, First Vice-president of the councils of State and Ministers, and other leaders of the Party and the national and provincial governments.
The streets were decked with Cuban and 26 of July flags, while persons from all generations and walks of life threw flower petals to the people passing by the streets of this city in the pilgrimage.
The tribute was paid at the two places linked to the farewell to the underground combatants: at the house on Heredia and Clarin streets where the wake for Frank was held, and the former La Colonia Española Sanatorium, the chapel of which received the lifeless body of Pujol.
The main meeting to mark the Day of the Martyrs of the Homeland took place after the placing of a wreath by the tomb of Frank Pais, on behalf of Fidel and Raul Castro. (Radio Cadena Agramonte)