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Pres. Sirleaf Declares March 15 Nat’l Holiday
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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf



Pres. Sirleaf Declares March 15 Nat’l Holiday

MONROVIA, March 12 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Sunday, March 15, which is the 206th birth anniversary of Liberia’s first President Joseph Jenkins Roberts, as a National Holiday and is to be observed Monday, March 16.

A Foreign Ministry release says the President’s Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of the 42nd National Legislature during its Third Session which in recognition of the first President of Liberia declared March 15 of every year a National Holiday.

According to the release, this is a mark of respect and reverence to his memory and for his untiring efforts in organizing the first Government of the Republic as well as negotiating and concluding treaties with foreign powers which gave recognition to the founding of the Liberian Nation.

The President, in her Proclamation, added that it is befitting that such honor be accorded the memory of this distinguished Statesman.

She said it serves as a challenge to all Liberians to aspire to higher and nobler endeavors by emulating his courage, endurance, selflessness and commitment to the principles and ideals of democracy as portrayed in his works and life as Liberia’s first president.


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