Maduro rallied the crowd saying: ‘‘We’re all Chavez. We’re all soldiers of the fatherland.’’
But government opponents criticized Monday’s anniversary events, saying there is nothing worth celebrating in a coup attempt that left dozens dead.
Capriles said in messages on Twitter that for many Venezuelans, the date simply marks a failed coup and nothing more.
The opposition leader said he feels solidarity with members of the military for what he called ‘‘today’s Dante-esque spectacle by Al Capone.’’ Capriles didn’t say whether he was referring to Maduro or Cabello.
Government militia troops joined the anniversary events along with soldiers.
Cabello spoke for those in the military saying: ‘‘We love commander Chavez. We love him like a father, like a brother.’’
The legislative chief also reiterated calls for loyalty and unity.
‘‘United, the people and the armed forces guarantee the Bolivarian Revolution,’’ Cabello said, referring to the socialist-inspired movement that takes its name from 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar.
Associated Press writer Peter Orsi in Havana contributed to this report.