On August 25th, members of Lowell’s Liberian community came to City Hall for the annual celebration of Liberian Flag Day.
Mayor Samaras was presented with a woodcut in the shape of the country of Liberia to display at City Hall alongside gifts from other ethnic communities in the city.
Among those joining the Lowell City Council in speaking at the event was former Massachusetts secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez, who is running to be the next governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Flag Day in Liberia was first observed in an 1847 convention, when the founding fathers approved the flag’s design along with establishing the new republic. It is held annually on August 24th.