Commemorating the deed of our National Heroes, the Mayor's Office of the Citizen Power of Managua, through the Directorate of Historical Heritage, paid tribute this August 27 to two great combatants of the Battle of San Jacinto, General Andrés Zamora and General Francisco de Dios Avilés Reñazco, on the 134th anniversary of his death and whose remains rest in the San Pedro de Managua cemetery.
During the ceremony, floral offerings were placed in front of the tombs of these heroes, who by coincidence died the same month and year.
According to historical data, General Francisco de Dios Avilés Reñazco, is related to the Battle of San Jacinto as Captain and Chief of the Third Reserve Company, defender of one of the sites most attacked by Bayron Cole's troops, at dawn on 14 On September 1856, almost all of its members were killed and wounded, including Don Francisco de Dios, who was left crippled.
It is known that General Avilés was the chief of the Flecheros Matagalpas Indians. Also, he joined politics and after being head of the Managua Headquarters, he became Senator of the Republic and Prefect of the city.
The Vice Mayor of Managua, Enrique Armas Rosales expressed that it is a deserved tribute to these two heroes and what better way to do it than to remember their feat to defend sovereignty, so that Nicaragua is today a free and independent country.
"We are paying tribute to the Heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto, we are about to enter the month of September and this time we want to remember two of the men who stood out the most on that day, we are always remembering our National Hero Andrés Castro, General José Dolores Estrada, but today we also want to pay tribute to General Andrés Zamora and General Francisco de Dios Avilés Reñazco, two of the outstanding figures in that battle, who died the same week in 1887 ”, he said. Weapons.
They are heroic and historical deeds that cannot be forgotten nor the names of those who starred in it, affirmed comrade Clemente Guido Martínez, Director of Historical Heritage of the Capital Commune, “remember these heroes who also continued to fight against filibustering in other battles, not only in San Jacinto, until he was finally expelled in 1857 on May 1st ”.
The commemoration ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education, workers of the Municipality and the Municipal Band that honored the memories of these heroes with the interpretation of 3 musical pieces.