Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre and Presiding Officer Gregory Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with 100+ Community Members

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory celebrated Haitian Flag Day last Thursday at the Wyandanch Public Library. The event was a success with more than 100 community members and leaders participating in the event.

“As a Haitian-American, I was truly blessed to see so many community leaders and members come out to support a great event,” said Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre. “Hosting such an event truly shows the diversity of our community and that of the New York State Assembly. Haitian Flag Day commemorates the country’s rich culture and heritage and the proud people that made the sacrifice for independence.”

The event consisted of performances, dancing and ethnic food. A Haitian cultural dance was performed by La Troupe Zetwal and a guitar solo was played by local resident David Holder. During the program, a posthumously citation was given to the family of Patrick Joseph, who was a respected community organizer and Haitian-American that recently passed away.

“It was truly an honor to host this Haitian Flag day event alongside Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre,” said Suffolk County Presiding Officer Gregory. “I would like to give a special thanks to the wonderful cultural performers and approximately 100 residents who attend the event to help spread and celebrate Haitian pride and heritage.”