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Haiti - 216th of Flag : Message from the Ambassador of Haiti to Mexico
18/05/2019 09:15:13

Haiti - 216th of Flag : Message from the Ambassador of Haiti to Mexico
On this day of commemoration of the 216th anniversary of our flag, the Ambassador of Haiti to Mexico Guy G. Lamothe, reminds us in a message of circumstance, the plural symbolic of Arcahaie. A message that we reproduce in full and that we invite you to read.

Message from Ambassador Guy Lamothe :
"216 years since in Arcahaie on May 18, the founding fathers of the Independence of Haiti have made a capital act : the creation of our two-color. This historic act results from a collective surge of two antagonistic groups, determined to put aside their particular rancor, for the conquest of freedom and independence.

216 years later, revisiting this act with regard to Haitian news, the symbolism that emerges is a carrier of a set of lessons. The celebration in 2019 challenges us all, sisters and brothers of the country and the diaspora, and brings us to take into account its plural scope.

  • May 18, 1803 is an example of maturity and lucidity. Our ancestors understood the necessity of true union, acquired clairvoyance to recognize the undeniable enemy, and finally recognized the obligation to look together in the same direction;
  • May 18, 1803 is an example of self-denial of individual appetites for the benefit of the collective interest. It indicates above all the importance of reconciliation and solidarity;
  • On May 18, 2019, we are instructed to teach the struggle in Haiti against the common enemy : insecurity, illiteracy, unemployment, economic decline, environmental degradation, etc...;
  • May 18, 2019 is incumbent on us as in Arcahaie, to bring our citizen contribution for a new order of things to the positive destiny of the Nation.

It is then and only then that on the basis of these precepts we will have appropriate the symbolism of Arcahaie. Girls and sons of the country are reforming the beam, pooling our skills and looking to the future with hope.

Hope for a better life and well-being for us and for future generations.

Guy G. Lamothe Ambassador of Haiti to Mexico "

In addition, on the occasion of the celebration of the 216 years of the creation of our two-colored, note that the Museum of Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH) offers visitors an exhibition on the history and symbolism of the Haitian flag.

"The national bi-color remains the most prominent symbol of national unity. On May 18th, I hope that everyone remembers and adopts the spirit of brotherhood that animated our ancestors at Archaie in 1803. Happy Flag Day !" President Jovenel Moïse.

In addition, in this circumstance, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bocchit Edmond wished "Happy Flag Day to all my Haitian Brothers and Sisters. This bi-color is the symbol of our national unity. Let us work harder to strengthen it in national dialogue and understanding despite our differences. Long live the blue and red flag."

For his part, the former President Michel Martelly declared "Drapo ki fonde nasyon an se plis pase 2 moso twal ki kole ansanm. Li se nanm tout yon pèp ki vle gade yon sèl kote: chimen tèt ansanm. Se menm lespri ki te gide zansèt nou yo 18 me 1803 ki dwe enspire nou jodia pou nou aprann mete enterè peyi a anvan tout bagay."

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