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Haiti - 218th of Vertière : Rain of messages (Video)
Ms. Judith Nazareth Auguste, Minister of Haitians Living Abroad :
Like the heroes of Vertières who dealt a decisive blow to the expeditionary force on November 18, 1803, may we become the heroes of today and deal a decisive blow to instability and poverty. Proud to commemorate this important date alongside other members of the government."
Enold Joseph, Minister of Defense :
"On this day of the commemoration of the Battle of Vertières, I invite the Haitian nation to regroup around its army, creator of free men, and to concentrate all its energy to duplicate this epic of Vertières in the economic fields, social & security. "
Ambassador of Haiti to France Josué Dahomey:
"Today we must rehabilitate and especially reinvest the spirit of Vertières as a guide in our steps, to trace the furrows of political stability, economic development and democratic equality [...] Vertières is an eternal reconquest of ourselves in the will to be free. Reconciling Haiti with itself: such is the great requirement of Vertières for our time. "
Jean Emmanuel Jacquet Minister of Culture and Communication :
"The Battle of Vertières on November 18, 1803 was the greatest demonstration of our strength in uniting to defeat the greatest colonial and military power of the time. 218 years later, let us draw from us this same fervor of our ancestors in order to fight all the detractors of the nation for a better tomorrow."
Luz Kurta Cassandra Fraçois, Minister of Tourism :
"The battle of Vertières is for Haiti the end of a long and bloody war of liberation and the beginning of a revival for the negroes of Africa. It was the trigger for a wind of freedom for all peoples under the yoke of slavery.
On the occasion of the commemoration of the 218th of the Battle of Vertières, the Ministry of Tourism joins the entire Haitian population in saluting the memory of the heroes of this epic which led to the proclamation of our National Independence.
The Ministry of Tourism takes the opportunity to bow down to these immortals of memory for all the tangible and intangible Heritage Heritage which continues to make the pride and promotion of the country from generation to generation."
Embassy of Haiti in Canada :
"The Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Canada, on the occasion of the commemoration of the two hundred and eighteen years of the Battle of Verrières, pays a solemn tribute to the heroism and bravery of these women and men of courage of the Native Army who have distinguished themselves. on November 18, 1803, by their intractable resistance to defend freedom against slavery, this system of oppression. tyrannical and annihilating human beings.
The gesture of November 18, 1803 changed the course of human history. It gave a content to the word freedom and a meaning to the notion of equality between men and women.
The Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Canada, on this day of commemoration, expresses the wish that every Haitian can respond to the call of duty, like our valiant ancestors, to initiate a new form of combat, that aimed at restoring hope to a whole bruised and disillusioned people.
As in 1803, unity within the Haitian family, inside and out, is more than necessary to wage a new battle: to raise Haiti to the size of its history, for our ancestors, for us - themselves and for future generations."