4th anniversary of Haitian Memorial Monument honored

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Haitian-American Historical Society and The City of Savannah will celebrate the Fourth Anniversary of the Haitian Memorial Monument on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The event will take place in Franklin Square from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. International officials including members of the First Consul General Gandy Thomas of Atlanta, Ga., Historian Josaphat Robert Large of Jacmel, Haiti, and Former General Comptroller of Haiti, Dr. Charles Bouchereau will be present.

There will also be live performance provided by Litway Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Gospel Singer Mrs. Guerline Daguisan, singer Josephine Lentner Barbot, Haitian rapper Paul Loibl (People), and classical pianist, Tamarra Daguisan.

In 2004 the monument was erected by the Haitian-American Historical Society to commemorate the participation of "Chasseurs Volontaires de Saint Domingue" in the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779.

The HAHS also welcomes financial support to help with expenses for this noble cause.  For further information, see the HAHS website.