The 209th Anniversary Of The Death Of Jean-Jacques Dessalines
Here is a report of the activities that took place in Pont Rouge on Saturday, October 17, 2015 to commemorate the 209th anniversary of the death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines. We also witnessed the unveiling of the inaugural plaque of Memorial Jean Jacques Dessalines.
On Saturday, October 17th, 2015, as part of the commemoration of the 209th death anniversary of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, President Martelly went to Pont Rouge in Port-au-Prince, to pay special tribute to the Founding Father of the Nation. The first part of the official commemoration ceremony was lying of a wreath at the foot of the monument of Jean-Jacques Dessalines and remembering his contribution to the nation. Thereafter, the President proceed to unveil an inaugural plaque of Memorial Jean Jacques Dessalines. Before the commemoration ceremony ended at Marchand Dessalines which was the former capital of Dessalines, the President attended a requiem mass followed by the Te Deum and made a floral offering at the foot of the Monument of the Father of the Nation.
What do you think about the speech from Prime minister Evans Paul and President Michel Martelly?
Reader Comments 2
Celebrating the anniversary of a mass murderer?
That's the same Jean-Jacques Dessalines that ordered the execution of all whites on the island (1804 Haiti massacre); That did not work out very well for Haiti, because since then nobody has been able to run that country effectively; Nowadays Haiti is a failed state, the poorest, and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere.
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