Seattle Mayor declares May 24 as a day of celebration in honor of Eritrean independence day
May 9, 2012 (ASMARA) — Michael McGinn, the Mayor of Seattle, proclaimed his city will officially recognize May 24, 2012, as a day of celebration by all citizens in honor of Eritrean independence day.
Recognizing the significance of May 24 to his Eritrean constituents, the first-term mayor signed legal documents last Monday making May 24 a day of celebration to honor Eritrean independence day and called on Seattle citizens of all background to join in on the festivities.
With slightly over 5,000 Eritreans calling the Emerald city home, Seattle, after Washington, D.C. and Oakland, has the highest number of Eritreans living in the United States.
This year's Eritrean independence celebrations in Seattle will begin with the park festivities at Volunteer Park on May 26, while the party will be held at the Jumbo Hall on Rainier Ave S on May 27.
The following is a copy of Mayor McGinn's Proclamation.
|Patriotic Eritreans Photo: Mehary Tesfagiorgis|
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