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General Maximo Gomez Sign Unveiling

(Miami, FL May 19, 2017) - In honor of Cuban Independence Day, Commissioner Francis Suarez and guests will be honoring a hero of the Cuban War of Independence, General Maximo Gomez. As Cuba's military commander in its struggle for independence from Spain, General Gomez is a towering figure in Cuban history. 30 years ago, the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County co-designated SW 22nd Avenue as “Generalísimo Máximo Gómez Avenue," but over time the signs announcing this have fallen into disrepair. On Saturday, Commissioner Suarez will be unveiling a new set of markers to honor General Gomez and celebrate the 115th anniversary of Cuba's independence from Spain.

WHO: Commissioner Francis Suarez
WHAT: Ceremony to unveil a new sign commemorating the co-designation of SW 22nd Avenue as “Generalísimo Máximo Gómez Avenue"

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Intersection of US-1 and SW 22nd Avenue
Northeast corner, adjacent to the M-Path beneath the Metrorail

Contact: Alejandro Servalli (, (305 250-5420 (office) or (305) 431-3526 (cell)

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