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Liberia celebrates Joseph Jenkins Roberts’ Birthday

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First Liberian President, Joseph Jenkins Roberts.
First Liberian President, Joseph Jenkins Roberts.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Liberians are celebrating the 210th Birth Anniversary of the nation’s first President, Joseph Jenkins Roberts.

This followed a Presidential production, declaring March 15, as a National Holiday to be celebrated today throughout Liberia. The day is in recognition of President Roberts’ invaluable sacrifices rendered the country as the founding Father.

According to a Foreign Ministry release issued March 15, 2019 the proclamation further orders that all Government Offices, public buildings and business houses be closed in observance of the day.

The release, the day is a mark of respect and reverence to his memory for his tireless efforts in organizing the first Government of the Republic. The Third Session of the 42nd Legislature, an Act was passed declaring each birth anniversary of the late President of Liberia, a National Holiday.


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