Local April 24, 2014 | 11:54 am

Dominicans mark 49 years since the April 1965 Revolution

Santo Domingo.- Today marks the 49th anniversary of the start of the April 1965 Revolution, one of the most relevant events in Dominican Republic’s history, for which the Caamaño Foundation, named after the revolt’s hero, will commemorate the date with several activities in the capital.

The Foundation laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Heroes and Martyrs of the Homeland War at 9am, in the cemetery on Independencia Av.

It also headed an activity at 10am in front of the Copello building, where Col. Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deño, Constitutional President of the Republic-in-Arms, announced the start of the Revolution.

There’ll also be a tribute to Caamaño at the 12 noon at the National Forensic Science Institute, on 27 de Febrero, corner Alma Mater avenues.

A mass at Las Mercedes Church at 3pm, for those fallen during the battles in the war which lasted less than two months, and which prompt then U.S. president Lyndon Johnson to send an occupation force.

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