October 24, 2012 UNITED NATIONS DAY. Bridgeport, CT, USA
Historic Ground Breaking ceremony of Little Liberia
The Liberian Community Association of Connecticut, in collaboration with the United Nations Association of Fairfield County, the Mary & Eliza Freeman center and the United States historical city of Bridgeport, celebrated the ground breaking ceremony of Little Liberia in Connecticut, USA.
During a formal fundraising dinner, the city mayor of Bridgeport, mayor Bill Finch presented the key of the city to Liberian Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh.
In addition, the ambassador also received a proclamation from the city as a symbol of courtesy and appreciation for his visit.
The Liberian ambassador,on behalf of the government and people of Liberia, thanked the organizers and the city of Bridgeport for the undertaking. He engaged the enthusiastic audience in a hisrorical discourse from a well crafted speech that seemed very deserving for the nature of the occasion. He explained details about the under ground rail road and how it connects to Liberia. The ambassador closed with a national proclamation, presenting three of the major stake holders with Honorary Liberian Citizenship. Major Bill Finch, Ms. Maisa Tisdale and Mr. Tisdale of ABCD received Liberian flags and pins as symbols of their new connection to our nation.
The ceremony was taken outdoor where the ambassador performed the formal ground breaking ceremony of the historical Little Liberia Project.