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Posted on: December 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] December 1 designated as Albanian-American Independence Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Town of Greenwich is proud to recognize Albanian-American Independence Flag Day ceremony and celebration; and

WHEREAS, On November 28, 1912, Ismail Qemali raised the Albanian flag -- a black double-headed eagle on a red background -- proclaiming independence after 500 years of Ottoman occupation; and

WHEREAS, Albanian-Americans in our community have themselves through hard work, community service and contribution to rich history, culture and diversity; and

WHEREAS, Albanian cultural traditions are distinctive for their extraordinary emphasis on hospitality and generosity which no doubt influenced the most famous Albanian of all -- Saint Mother Teresa; and

NOW, THEREFORE, l, Fred Camillo, FIRST SELECTMAN OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH, do
hereby proclaim Sunday, December 1, 2019 as
Albanian-American Independence Day 

in the Town of Greenwich and encourage all our citizens to join me in applauding the Albanian-American community for their many cultural and civic contributions to our Town.

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