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Monday, February 25, 2013

Silent Vigil for Justice: Remembering Brothers to the Rescue Martyrs

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Winston Churchill 

Over the past 17 years at FIU, students, faculty and members of the community have honored and remembered Armando Alejandre Jr. (age 45), Carlos Alberto Costa (age 29), Mario Manuel de la Peña (age 24), and Pablo Morales (age 29),  the 4 martyrs of Brothers to the Rescue who lost their lives on February 24, 1996 as they sought to save the lives of others over the Florida Straits.

These four men would never had another birthday. Their families would never be the same again. We honor their memory and sacrifice while at the same time continuing to demand justice.

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