Today, Mayor Hardwick held an event in the courtyard of Village Hall. For this
event, we paid for $500 for American flags (as gifts), overtime for numerous
personnel, including personal security detail for the guest of honor. None of
our trustees were made aware of this event; and from the turnout, not many
residents knew about this event. The guest was the current Vice President of El
Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén.
You may ask -- who is Salvador Sánchez Cerén? Salvador Sánchez Cerén is a
hardcore anti-American, poster boy for Communists. In 1980 during their Civil
War, Sánchez Cerén adopted the pseudonym “comandante" or commander and his
group, FMLN attempted to overthrow the government utilizing a strategy that
included armed struggle, terrorism, and socialist/communist political
indoctrination. The group also received monetary support and arms from the
Soviet Bloc and Cuba; and in 1989, Salvador Sánchez Cerén’s group
went on a killing spree that included several
democratically-elected mayors, an Attorney General, Minister of the Presidency,
Supreme Court President and other high profile victims.
In November 1989, the FMLN launched the 'Final Offensive' on San Salvador which
resulted in more than 2,000 civilian deaths.
As a condition of abiding by the peace accords, Sánchez Cerén was never brought
to trial for murder, political assassination or war crimes.
On September 15, 2001, Salvador Sánchez Cerén and the FMLN cheered during a
demonstration in San Salvador to celebrate Al Qaeda's 9/11 attacks on the
United States, and to accuse the US of deserving to be attacked and of
sponsoring terrorism. See: http://www.youtube.com/
And on August 8, 2012, Mayor Hardwick welcomed and honored Salvador Sánchez Cerén on behalf to the Village of Freeport?!?!?!