BROCKTON — Dozens of people wearing the red and blue of the Haitian flag gathered at the Kennedy School to celebrate Haitian Flag Day on Monday evening.

The celebration continued Tuesday morning around Brockton City Hall. The holiday commemorates the creation of the Haitian flag on May 18, 1803, during Haiti’s war for independence.

The City Hall celebration has become an annual tradition, but this was the first Haitian Flag Day celebration at the Kennedy School. The school, for kindergarten through fifth grade, is home to a Haitian language immersion program. Many of Brockton’s Haitian children attend the Kennedy School, said principal Brian Rogan.

Rogan welcomed parents and children with a hearty “Bienvenue!” Continue reading

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