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04/24/07

Savannah Pays Tribute to Haiti

Back in the Revolutionary War, Haitians came to Savannah to help fight the British.

Now, Savannah is paying tribute to Haiti with a new monument planned for Franklin Square downtown. Members of the Haitian- American Historical Society from Miami are in town this week to tour and visit our city, and see where this monument will be placed.

The date was October 9, 1779, and Haitian-Americans say it's an honor to be remembered.

"The Haitians shed their blood for the country and city of Savannah," Daniel Fils-Aime told WTOC. "When the country was fighting for it's independence, we came."

Haiti's minister of culture was also in Savannah this past weekend. The monument should be in place by the end of the year.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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