Liberian Flag Day Proclaimed For August 26th 2019


The Government of Liberia has declared Monday August 26th 2019 as Flag Day to be observed throughout the country, while calling on the Ministry of Education and other agencies concerned, to execute appropriate programs befitting the day.

Proclaiming the day, President, George M. Weah said whereas, “it is important and befitting that the day is commemorated annually by all citizens of the Republic it testimony of their allegiance and loyalty to the National Ensign, the embodiment of our national existence as a sovereign entity, and to encourage national pride and patriotism.”

President Weah said “by virtue of the authority in me vested, do here declare and proclaim Saturday August 24, 2019 as “National Flag Day,” to be celebrated on Monday August 26, 2019, and call upon all citizens and foreign residents within our borders to give prominence to the observance of the Day throughout the Republic by flying the National Flag from each dwelling and public building, and that government offices, public and business houses be closed on this Day.”

According to the proclamation by the President, the making of the National Flag was a historic event of great significance for Liberia, as Africa’s pacesetter in the struggle for self-determination and inspire to future African states.

On October 25, 1915 through the Legislature, approved and declared the 24th Day of August each year as national “Flag Day,” to be observed as a “National Holiday” throughout the Republic of Liberia.

The National Flag was designed and produced by a committee of seven ladies led by Mrs. Susannah Lewis.

The flag has 11 horizontal red stripes representing the 11 men who signed the Liberian Declaration of Independence.

The single star represents the freedom that formed the basis of Liberia and should shine forth across the rest of Africa. 

SourceGovernment of the Republic of Liberia: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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