Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ranking Member of the SFRC Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, introduced a bipartisan resolution paying tribute to the brave members of Assault Brigade 2506. Sixty years ago, these courageous men fought to defend their beloved homeland from the Castro regime's authoritarian grip. The resolution highlights the importance of continuing “to support policies that promote the respect for democratic principles, civil liberties, freedom, and justice in Cuba, in a manner consistent with the aspirations of the Cuban people.”
The full text of the resolution is here.
“With this bipartisan resolution, we remember the Cuban people’s 60-year struggle to break free from the yoke of dictatorship, and we honor the 1,400 members of Assault Brigade 2506 members who put their lives on the line trying to restore democracy, freedom, human rights, and justice in their homeland,” Menendez said. “As the son of Cuban exiles, I will continue to use the strength of my voice and power of my office to ensure the Cuban people’s struggles have not been in vain, and that their aspirations continue to serve as a guiding light for United States policy toward Havana.”
“As the son of Cuban exiles, I am proud to introduce this resolution honoring the valor of the Brigade 2506 veterans,” Rubio said. “These men, who risked their lives in the hopes of liberating Cuba from tyranny, deserve our recognition and gratitude for their tireless defense of democracy. Sixty years after these patriots took up arms on the beaches of Playa Girón, we honor the Brigadersboth living and deceased.”