Heroes of October 17, 1977
Del pueblo de Masaya
en memoria de los martires
y heroes caidos en la lucha
por la liberacion nacional
en aquella epopeya gloriosa
del 17 de octubre de 1977
Francisco Castellon P. · Max Somarriba T. · Juan Carlos Herrera C. · Manuel Sanchez · Rolando Lopez P. · Norman Lopez P. · Francisco Garcia · Cmdte Israel Lewites R.
Masaya Octubre 27 de 1979
Año de la Liberacion
Patria Libre o Morir
Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional
October 17th Park
From the people of Masaya
in memory of the martyrs and heroes
fallen in the struggle for national liberation
in that glorious adventure
of October 17, 1977
Names of the fallen
Masaya, October 17, 1979
The Year of Freedom
A Free Nation or Death
Sandinista Front for National Liberation
Location. 11° 58.424′ N, 86° 5.795′ W. Marker is in Masaya, Masaya. Marker is on Calle Principal, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is roughly in the center of the Central Park of Masaya.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 27 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies Carlos Ulloa A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Were Shot Four Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker); Masaya Boy's School (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Gonzalo Rivas Novoa (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General Rigoberto Cabezas (approx. half a kilometer away); William Walker's Stables (approx. 16.3 kilometers away in Granada); Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 (approx. 26.8 kilometers away in Managua); The Presidential House of Nicaragua (approx. 26.8 kilometers away in Managua). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Masaya.
Regarding Heroes of October 17, 1977. On October 17, 1977 members of the FSLN attacked the National Guard headquarters nearby in Masaya. This attack was part of the offensive which eventually led to the overthrow of Somoza Debayle in 1979.
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