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Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Salutes Haitian Flag Day On House Floor Tonight

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, will make remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives commemorating Haitian Flag Day.  The remarks are scheduled for after 7:00pm this evening.


“On Friday, May 18th, Haitians throughout the Diaspora celebrated Haitian Flag Day.  This weekend, I joined with hundreds of my Haitian constituents as we celebrated Haitian Flag Day together,” stated Rep. Clarke.  Later this week, I will introduce legislation to commemorate this historic and celebrative event.”


Since the creation of the Haitian flag on May 18, 1803, the day has been observed as Haitian Flag Day.  The day has become a source of pride, synonymous with unity, a symbol of freedom and individual liberty for the Haitian people.  The Haitian American population continues to increase.


The Haitian Diaspora continues to play a vital role in the economic growth and development of the Untied States.  In the New York City metropolitan area alone, the Haitian American population has grown to nearly 500,000 strong.


Rep. Clarke is proud to represent generations of Haitian America people in the 11th Congressional District.  The resolution slated for introduction later this week has garnered co-sponsorship from several members of Congress including Rep. John Conyers, of Michigan and Rep. Bobby Rush, of Illinois.



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