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Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954

Monumento a los Héroes del 4 de Abril de 1954

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
1. Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 Marker
Inscription.
El 4 de Abril de 1954 un heróico puñado de patriotas civiles y militares se alzó en armas contra la dictadura dinástica de la familia Somoza fueron hechos prisioneros, sufrieron la mas atroces torturas y fueron luego asesinadas y enterrados en lugares secretos.

A los cincuenta años de su sacrificio, su ejemplo y su memoria viven entre nosotros.

1954-2004

Epitafio
Te mataron y no
nos dijeron donde
enterraron tu cuerpo,
pero desde entonces
todo el territorio
nacional es tu
sepulcro
o más bien en cada
palmo de territorio
nacional en que no
esta tu cuerpo
tu resucitaste
Creyeron que te
mataban con una
orden de ¡Fuego!
creyeron que te
enterraban y lo que
hacian era enterrar
una semilla
Ernesto Cardenal

"Si muero luchando por la libertad les heredo mi honor y mi ideal."
Pablo Leal (1954)

Pablo Leal · Jose Maria Tercero · Luis F. Gabuardi · Amado Soler · Adolfo Baez Bone · Luis Baez Bone · Juan Ruiz · Humberto Ruiz · Juan Martinez Reyes · Miguel Reyes · Ernesto Peralta · Rafael Choissel Praslin · Optaciano Morazan · Edgar Gutierrez · Manrique Umaña · Augustín Alfaro · Carlos U. Gómez · Pedro J Reyes · Francisco Granillo · Jorge Rivas Montes · Luis Morales Palacios

English translation:
On April 4, 1954 a handful of heroic
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By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
2. Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 Marker
civilian and military patriots took up arms against the dynastic dictatorship of the Somoza family, were taken prisoner, suffered the most atrocious tortures and were then killed and buried in secret places. Fifty years after their sacrifice, their example and their memory, they continue to live among us.

1954-2004

Epitaph
They killed you and didn't
tell us where they buried your body,
but since then the whole country is your grave
or rather, in each bit of national territory
where your body is not, you rose again
They thought they killed you with their order of Fire!
they believed you buried but what they did was bury a seed
Ernesto Cardenal

"If I die fighting for freedom I leave to you my honor and my ideals." · Pablo Leal (1954)

List of those dead or missing involved in April 4, 1954 rebellion

 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 12° 8.512′ N, 86° 16.344′ W. Marker is in Managua, Managua. Marker is on 9a Calle Suroeste, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is at the Lomas de Tiscapa historic site in Managua, Nicaragua.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Cardenal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presidential House of Nicaragua
Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
3. Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 Marker
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Assassination of General Augusto C. Sandino (about 120 meters away); Martyrs of the National Workers Front (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Fulgencio Vega (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Tomb of Three Founders of the Sandinistas (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Francisco Morazán (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Visits of Pope John Paul II to Nicaragua (approx. 1.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Managua.
 
Regarding Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954. The April 4, 1954 attempt to assassinate Somoza and overthrow his dictatorship failed. Most of the conspirators were jailed and tortured here at Lomas de Tiscapa where Somoza had his Presidential Palace and grounds. The site is now a museum to the Nicaraguan Revolution that eventually ended the Somoza period.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
4. Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 Marker
The monument seen from the Lomas de Tiscapa parking area, looking south.
Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
5. Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 Marker
The monument is to the far right, in this view looking roughly northeast from near the ruins of the Presidential House. Note the iconic metal statue of Sandino to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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