(The Cuban national flag is seen over the new Washington Embassy July 20th, 2015 Reuters/Carlos Barria)
The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored relations, opening a new chapter of engagement between the former Cold War foes.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez presided over the reinauguration of the embassy, a milestone in the diplomatic thaw that began with a breakthrough announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro on Dec. 17.
The U.S. Embassy in Havana was also officially reopened for business. But the Stars and Stripes will not be hoisted there until a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expected next month.
Without fanfare in the pre-dawn hours, maintenance workers also hung the Cuban flag in the lobby of the U.S. State Department, where it joined the banners of other countries with which the United States has diplomatic relations.
VIDEO: A three-man honor guard marches onto the front lawn where the Cuban flag was mounted on a newly installed pole while a band played the Cuban national anthem.
Flashback 2008: When Obama blasted the evil Castro regime when he was campaigning in South Florida at the Cuban Independence Day luncheon
-Injustice and repressing in Cuba
-No true freedom in Cuba
-No Democracy in in Cuba
-Dissidents locked away in dark prison cells in Cuba
-Elections that are anything but fair in Cuba
-Cuba a tyrannical regime that must be dealt with
Here's the video all of the lib media will ignore today: