Managua , Nicaragua — Central America
Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954
Monumento a los Héroes del 4 de Abril de 1954
A los cincuenta años de su sacrificio, su ejemplo y su memoria viven entre nosotros.
Te mataron y no
nos dijeron donde
enterraron tu cuerpo,
pero desde entonces
todo el territorio
nacional es tu
o más bien en cada
palmo de territorio
nacional en que no
esta tu cuerpo
Creyeron que te
mataban con una
orden de ¡Fuego!
creyeron que te
enterraban y lo que
hacian era enterrar
"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
On April 4, 1954 a handful of heroic 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.
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
"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
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 12° 8.512′ N, 86° 16.344′ W. Marker is in Managua. Memorial is on Touch for map. Touch for directions.
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 (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). Touch for a list and map 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.