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Haiti: Haitian Flag Remembered on May 18

On the occasion of Haitian Flag Day celebrated in both Haiti and the diaspora, AyitiCherieConnexion says (Fr) “May 18, 1803, Catherine Flon sowed the first Haitian flag … to mark the ending of colonisation. La Dessalinienne, the national anthem, was composed in 1904 with lyrics by Justin Lherisson and music by Nicolas Geffrard.” The blogger posts a link to a theme of the anthem. Radio Kiskeya reported on ceremonies to honor the Haitian Holiday at New York's City Hall and at the White House and said President Preval brought flowers to a Jean-Jacques Dessalines Monument amidst official ceremonies in Arcahaie, the flag's city of birth.

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