May 18th 2010 will mark the 206th anniversary of Haiti’s independence as a nation. This year, Haitian Flag Day will be celebrated in the shadow of the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010. This earthquake killed over 230,000 men, women and children and in the tumult and chaos that followed, proper burials could not be done. This tragedy has brought a sense of lost pride to Haitians at home and outside of the country. On Sunday, May 16th 2010 at noon, Haitians and friends of Haiti alike will join for a day of prayer and solidarity with the nation of Haiti to honor its’ lost sons and daughters. Please wear the red and blue colors of the Haitian flag. This memorial will show all those who survived the earthquake that New Yorkers are advocating for a new and progressive Haiti that will raise the standards of living for all.
A Day Of Solidarity And Prayer For Haiti’s Lost Sons And Daughters is open to the general public.
The Itinerary For A Day Of Solidarity And Prayers For Haiti’s Lost
Sons And Daughters:
12 Noon Prayer gathering at Grand Army Plaza Archway
1: 00 PM Procession from Grand Army Plaza Archway over the
Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan ending in Foley Square Park __ All
permits secured from NYPD and NYC Parks Department.
3:30 PM Ceremony in Foley Square Park to give thanks for all
of the support that Haiti has received from around the world. The
history of the Haitian nation and its flag will be shared.
Expressions of hope for a new Haiti to honor the 230, 000 Haitians
that perished in the earthquake.
4:53 PM Moments of Silence__Close with an Ecumenical
Ceremony To Pray For And Honor Haiti’s Lost Sons And Daughters
Sponsored By: NOAH NY Haiti Memorial Organizers, AMHE KOREH- Kombit
Rekonstriction, Haiti KOSAA-Komite, Soutyin Pou Avansman Ansedeno,
EMPCH, Inc., TRAIN DM, Joseph Baptiste,DDS, Dolcine Dalmacy,M.D.,
Henry Paul,M.D., Michel-Jose Charles,M.D., NYS Senator Malcolm A.
Smith, NYS Senator John L. Sampson, NYS Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson,
NYS Senator Eric Adams, Congressman Edolphus Towns, Manhattan Borough
President Scott M. Stringer, FHED Inc., Avenue L Merchants Assoc.,
First Haitian Baptist Church of Canarsie, Dunamis Christian Center,
Healthfirst Inc., Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry,