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City of Everett, Everett Haitian Community Center raise Haitian flag at City Hall

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The 7th annual Haitian Flag Raising also celebrated the Haitian community’s 50th anniversary

  The City of Everett was pleased to join the Everett Haitian Community Center (EHCC) to celebrate the Seventh annual Haitian Heritage Month Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall. The celebration also marked the 50th anniversary of the Haitian community in Everett.

  Everyone in attendance had the opportunity to hear from guest speakers offering their remarks on celebrating Everett’s Haitian community throughout the event. The theme of the event, “Breaking Barriers to Find Common Ground,” was prevalent through the words spoken by all the guest speakers who participated. After the welcoming remarks, the Haitian flag was raised to fly high at City Hall while the Haitian National Anthem was performed. The event also included community awards that were given to honorees for their work in the community and a wonderful dance performance for all to enjoy. Upon the closing of the ceremony, those who attended were invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch and visit tables for vaccines and various other services being offered in the community.

  “It makes me feel proud to see how united and passionate our Haitian community is here in Everett,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria. The Haitian flag flying high at City Hall represents all the contributions and perseverance of not only Haitian Americans in our community, but those around our country. Haitian Americans in Everett are an integral part of our community, and I hope this annual ceremony serves to remind you of how valuable you are to the very fabric of the City of Everett.”

  Mayor DeMaria would like to thank everyone who attended the ceremony and all those who put together the event and participated to celebrate our Haitian community in Everett.

The honorees alongside elected officials and members of the EHCC in front of Everett City Hall
The North Shore Evangelical Church Youth Dancers gave a tremendous performance.
Keynote speaker Dr. Borneon Accime speaking at the podium
A large crowd gathered outside City Hall for the Haitian Flag Raising Ceremony.
State Representative Joe McGonagle speaking at the podium
State Senator Sal DiDomenico speaking at the podium
Ward 1 Councillor Wayne Matewsky presented and read a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Carlo DeMaria declaring the month of May Haitian Heritage Month in Everett.
Rebecca Zama sang the United States and Haitian National Anthems.
Ward 6 Councillor Al Lattanzi spoke on behalf of Mayor Carlo DeMaria.
Rev. Myrlande DesRosiers welcomed everyone to the ceremony.
The Haitian flag flying high at Everett City Hall

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