Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Haitian Flag Day



To all my fellow Haitians, Happy Flag Day!!!

The Haitian flag was created on May 18th, 1803, in the town of Arcahaie during a congress held in the midst of the country’s war for independence. By removing the middle white stripe of the French tricolor, symbolizing European domination, and stitching together the remaining red and blue stripes, representing Haiti’s black and interracial citizens, the flag came to embody your nation’s spirit of freedom, unity, and individual liberty.
n the aftermath of January’s devastating earthquake, it took on new resonance. The world rallied around the Haitian flag in an unprecedented outpouring of generosity and support. And like the stitched-together stripes of the flag, the Haitian people joined in solidarity to confront the challenges facing your country.  
Today’s celebrations across Haiti and the Diaspora community are a testament to your resilience and determination even during the most challenging time. As we commemorate Flag Day, we must pay special tribute to those Haitians who despite having lost so much continue to work to build a stronger, more prosperous nation and a better tomorrow.
As the flag inspired an earlier generation of Haitians in their struggle for freedom, may it now inspire all of us to work for Haiti’s future. The United States will continue to stand with you as a friend and partner. And we send you our warmest wishes on this special day.
---Hilary Clinton via Republic of Haiti Flag Day

Don't forget to view my Flag Day post from last year, HERE...

Enjoy and remember L'Union Fait La Force!!!!

In honor of my culture, I'm rockin my Senshaitianal (c) Jason Lataillade- dress that I helped create.







Gotta love the tan lines and bruise, c/o flag football





excuse my pics but I left my 18-55mm lens in my bf's car and so had to use my telephoto... oh let me tell you what work that was... Im seriously across the apt from the tripod and its still WAY too close.. argh!!!

Jenni Jehanne

16 comments:

theMADcreationist said...

Very nice dress!
http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/Giuseppe

Eat.Style.Play said...

cutie pie! 

vava said...

looking cute as usual... But I want this dress:-)

Jacqueline Bertrand said...

I m glad you feel better.

JenniJP said...

I don't. This was a scheduled look. I didn't take it today. I'm miserable
Jen

JenniJP said...

ok... I can send it to you seriously :) Let me know!

JenniJP said...

thanks Elle :)

vava said...

 Jen, I'm so serious... Love it:-)

JenniJP said...

Im serious as well.... email me your address :)

Monroe Steele said...

supercute...loves it
xx
Monroe Steele

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Moni said...

Woo! Haiti, stand up! :D

Jason M Lataillade said...

I see you looking fabulous as usual Jennifer! Great post and thanks for the shout!
Question...Do you know how I can come across any more of those bracelets? Let me know please!

Thanks!

JenniJP said...

Hey Jason!!!!
I will send you my bracelet bc I got them during thr Haitian carnavale. Maybe try are on line. ?!?!?
Jennifer Jean-Pierre

Jason M Lataillade said...

If it's your only one, you don't have to do that unless you really want to. If so, I can send you my information. Thanks Jennifer!!

Alhaitienne said...

love the dress!

JenniJP said...

Thank you!!!

Jen

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