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Mi Ultimo Adios

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Mi Ultimo Adios (Spanish, 'My Last Farewell') is a poem written by Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on the eve of his execution on 30 December 1896.

Jose Rizal's advocacy of liberty through peaceful means rather than by violent revolution makes him Asia's first modern non-violent proponent of freedom. Forerunner of Gandhi and contemporary of Tagore and Sun Yat Sen, all four created a new climate of thought throughout Asia, leading to the attrition of colonialism.

Jose Rizal was tried before a court-martial for rebellion, sedition, and conspiracy, was convicted on all three charges, and sentenced to death. Before his execution on December 30, 1896 by a squad of Filipino soldiers of the Spanish Army, a backup force of regular Spanish Army troops stood ready to shoot the executioners should they fail to obey orders.

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Edited by Capt. Stabbin

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Cool vignette. Those tusken raider torsos work well.

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

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Cool MOC dude! Are you from the Philippines?

Yes, I am and a member of PhLUG on FB.

Cool vignette. Those tusken raider torsos work well.

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

Thanks for the blog and those torsos were just right for the Filipino soldiers based from some photos I found about the execution.

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At first I thought this was a farewell Moc! Glad that's not the case. Great job!

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Thanks for this lesson of history!

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