I will like to share some exciting news with Eritreans around the world.
Seattle Mayor declares May 24 as a day of celebration in honor of
Eritrean independence day! This is a day of pride for Eritreans around the
world. The proclamation is attached and here is how it reads.
WHEREAS, on May 24, 1991, Eritreans around the world received the good news
that had been decades in the waiting: Eritrea had become an independent
WHEREAS, Over 20 years later, pride in the Eritrean culture resonates
across generations, inspiring even children who have never set foot in
Eritrea to share their culture–through dance, poetry, and art–with
their communities in the US; and
WHEREAS, Seattle is a community that has become home to many Eritreans
whose contributions have inspired a cultural exchange between people of all
different backgrounds; and
WHEREAS, Celebrations of Eritrea's independence will take place all day
Saturday May 26, 2012 at Voluneteer Park in Seattle all are welcome to
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mike McGinn, Mayor of the City of Seattle,
Do hereby proclaim May 24, 2012 as
* ERITREAN INDEPENDENCE DAY*
In the City of Seattle, and ask residents of all backgrounds to celebrate
Seattle community would like to thank you Rahwa Ogbe Habte for her tireless
efforts in making this a reality.