2004-01-29 / Front Page

Saluting Haitian Independence

Saluting Haitian Independence

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz honored the 200th an-niversary of Haitian independence Tuesday with a ceremony at Borough Hall. The honorable Harry J. Fouché, Consul General of Haiti, attended and spoke about his nation’s proud history and its hopeful future. Borough President Markowitz presented Consul Fouché with a proclamation commemorating the event. “Brooklyn and Haiti truly have a special relationship,” Markowitz said. “And whatever affects Haiti affects the community here. Our flags even share the same motto: ‘In Unity There is Strength.’  The ceremony marked the beginning of a year of bicentennial events across Brooklyn, which boasts the largest Haitian population in America.  Pictured (left to right) are  Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Borough President Markowitz, Harry J. Fouché, Consul General of Haiti, New York City Council Members Charles Barron and David Yassky. 							         Amelia D’EntroneBrooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz honored the 200th an-niversary of Haitian independence Tuesday with a ceremony at Borough Hall. The honorable Harry J. Fouché, Consul General of Haiti, attended and spoke about his nation’s proud history and its hopeful future. Borough President Markowitz presented Consul Fouché with a proclamation commemorating the event. “Brooklyn and Haiti truly have a special relationship,” Markowitz said. “And whatever affects Haiti affects the community here. Our flags even share the same motto: ‘In Unity There is Strength.’ The ceremony marked the beginning of a year of bicentennial events across Brooklyn, which boasts the largest Haitian population in America. Pictured (left to right) are Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Borough President Markowitz, Harry J. Fouché, Consul General of Haiti, New York City Council Members Charles Barron and David Yassky. Amelia D’Entrone
Harry J. Fouch (left), the Haitian Consul General, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and others honor Haiti’s national flag during ceremonies at Borough Hall Tuesday morning remembering the 200th anniversary of the Caribbean island’s independence. NYPD officers of Haitian descent (at left) were present for the ceremony.  See more on page 7.									   Amelia DetroneHarry J. Fouch (left), the Haitian Consul General, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and others honor Haiti’s national flag during ceremonies at Borough Hall Tuesday morning remembering the 200th anniversary of the Caribbean island’s independence. NYPD officers of Haitian descent (at left) were present for the ceremony. See more on page 7. Amelia Detrone

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