On Saturday, February 22, members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) joined nearly 5,000 people who gathered for the inauguration of a monument to the victims of communism in Miami’s Tamiami Park in Florida. The monument, with its tall central column featuring the flag of Cuba on its three sides, has walls similar to the Vietnam War Memorial with the names of all those killed either fleeing or fighting against the Communist regime. A flag honor guard and the bugle call of “taps” honored those who had fallen, with many of the victims’ relatives in attendance.
Stirring speeches were given by many local leaders and Sen. Marco Rubio. After the event ended, Sergio de Paz of the Cuban exile group, Cubanos Desterrados, led a rosary for the victims of Communism in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima with some 40 people in attendance. “Taps” was played once again at the monument and at another monument under construction that will have over 10,000 crosses, each with a name of one of the victims.