The Mayor's Office of Managua, through the Directorate of Historical Heritage, commemorated on the morning of this Thursday, March 16, the 231st anniversary of the birth of the General of Divisions, José Dolores Estrada Vado, with the placement of a wreath at the monument to his memory, located next to the Tiscapa overpass.
The tribute was presided over by the Secretary of the Managua Council, Jennifer Porras López, who was accompanied by the 4th and 5th year students of the José Dolores Estrada Technological Institute.
“From our Good Government, from the town halls, we transmit those values of freedom, values of love, values of trust, peace, harmony, which are the only ones that lead us to keep the legacy of all our heroes alive, but also, to always stay in the fight to always defend our sovereignty,” declared Porras.
Clemente Guido Martínez, Director of Historical Heritage of the municipality, stressed that General José Dolores Estrada is a loved man, loved by Nicaraguans.
"A man who in his youth fought alongside the Central American independence fighters, that detail sometimes we forget, he was there, then he participates in the defense of national sovereignty against William Walker, not only at the Hacienda San Jacinto, where he rose to victory, then returned to his homeland in command of the Nicaraguan Army, called by President Fernando Guzmán to defend the sovereignty of the Nicaraguan government, which at that time Generals Jérez and Martínez wanted to give him a coup d'état ”.
General José Dolores Estrada Vado, was born on March 16, 1792, in the Department of Nandaime, and died a natural death in Managua on August 12, 1869, at the age of 77, holding the rank of General of Divisions and Chief of the Nicaraguan Army, which had been granted by the President of the Republic, General Fernando Guzmán and declared a National Hero by decree of the National Congress, on August 17, 1871.