Honoring Pan-African Heroes : Little Ethiopia is Accepting Applications for the 11th & 12th Wreath Presenters To Commemorate ADWA & Miazia 27
Washington DC ( Little Ethiopia )-Since September 12, 2007 for the Ethiopian Millennium( 2000s Inkutatash-Ethiopian New Year ) 10 Wreath Laying ceremonies were held in the District of Columbia, the sister city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Heroes of Colonial wars, prisoners of wars, heirs of Ethiopian Emperors and senior advisers , a representative of former President John F. Kennedy, African-American Civil rights and community leaders honored African-American and Ethiopian veterans who fought for freedom in the American Civil War and Ethiopia's wars of ADWA and the Italo-Abyssinian War of 1935-41. Abyssinia is the ancient name of Ethiopia.
All the ceremonies were held in-front of the African-American Civil War Memorial in the Shaw /U Street corridor of Washington D.C.that is led by Mayor Muriel Bowser. The great district citizens who warmly welcomed the former iconic emperor Haile Selassie I seven times in their city also offered the monarch the key to the city . An honorary Doctorate of Law degree was also bestowed upon him from Howard University in his 1st state visit in 1954 with President Dwight Eisenhower.
The Events will be held a week prior or after the actual historic dates of.
- The decisive victory against Italy at the Battle of Adwa on March 1, 1896
- The liberation of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Italy on May 5, 194 ( Miazia 27,1933 in Ethiopian Calendar )
All applications are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org