„I believe that what you are doing with your group, Man and the Sea, is something that my grandfather would have been very pleased to see. To commemorate those who died in the battles off the coast of Cuba is a noble gesture of reconciliation and remembrance. Ernest Hemingway as an artist and as a fisherman was fascinated by the Gulf Stream and by the men who lived their lives on both sides of the Florida Straits.
I wish that I could be there when you deliver the Montegrappa Hemingway Pen to the Finca Vigia, but I see you all as representatives of my grandfather and what he believed in and loved about the Cuban people and their history. Therefore, the Pen is in very good hands!
Suerte y abrazos!“