Haitian Flag Day celebration to take place May 18 in Union, New Jersey

The Township of Union, in connection with the Union Haitian American Civic Association are proud to be celebrating Haitian Flag Day with a Flag Raising Ceremony at Town Hall on Wednesday, May 18th at 4:45 p.m., NJ.com reported.

“Haitian culture is rich with color, diversity and pride,” said Committeewoman Michele Delisfort. “We hope that all the members of our community-regardless of ethnicity- will come out to celebrate a day that is so important to many of their friends and neighbors.”

The Haitian flag has long been a symbol of pride for Haiti. Haitian Flag Day is all about celebrating the culture and heritage of the Haitian flag, which is emblazoned with the country’s coat of arms and the colors red and blue, adopted from the French flag.

Haiti drill preps city of Cap Haitien for major earthquake, tsunami

CAP-HAÏTIEN (HAITI) (AFP) – A school gymnasium fills with hundreds of students seeking shelter from an earthquake and tsunami, with whistles at the ready in case they are trapped by rubble and need to be rescued.

It was only a drill but the exercise Friday is part of the Haitian government’s efforts to improve its capacity to respond to natural disasters, six years after an earthquake in the capital Port-au-Prince killed more than 200,000.

“This is only an exercise and you can already see the stress among the people,” said Pierre Betonus, a geologist working in the emergency operations center where information about the fictional quake and tsunami streamed in continuously.

“Every decision is significant because the purpose is to save more lives, he said.

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