09/07/13 - Prensa Latina (Havana) Yellow Garments in Solidarity with Cuban 5
Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) More than 124,500 students from
different educational centers attached to the Ministry of Education in this
province will wear yellow garments during the World Campaign of Solidarity
with the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons, it
was announced on Saturday.
The information, provided to Prensa Latina by local education officials,
states that about 700 schools are organizing activities
for September 12, on the 15th anniversary of the imprisonment of Gerardo
Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez.
Rene Gonzalez is one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters who, along
with his compatriots, was gathering information to thwart terrorist attacks
on the Cuban people. He launched the initiative of carrying yellow ribbons.
Gonzalez is already in Cuba after serving 13 years in prison and an
additional punishment of supervised release in the United States.
A yellow ribbon means hope for U.S. people and its use is a tradition
inherited from the English Civil War. It took place at two moments from
1642 to 1651 between royalists and parliamentarians.
The solidarity campaign began on September 5 and will end on September 12,
a date when the color yellow will prevail throughout Cuba.
The song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" by Irwin Levine and
L. Russell Brown, will be listened on that day.
In one of its stanzas, the song says: "I'm comin' home, I've done my time /
Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine / If you received my letter
telling you I'd soon be free / Then you'll know just what to do..."
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