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Mother Teresa statue and
Albanian Garden Dedication

Mother Teresa statue Unveiled and
Albanian Cultural Garden Dedication
and visit from President Bujar Nishani
September 22, 2012

The weather was terrible. (Our $700 camera was ruined in the downpour.) But the spirit of the people was high. The unveiling and dedication of the statue of Mother Teresa in the Albanian Cultural Garden coupled with the appearance by Albanian president Bujar Nishani made up for the freezing rain and sleet.

Umbrellas at Albanian Garden in Cleveland


The Honorable Bujar Nishani, President of Albania, and his wife arrive in the Albanian Cultural Garden in Cleveland for the dedication of the new Albanian Cultural Garden.

President Bujar Nishani of Albania arrives in the rain

President Bujar Nishani of Albania arrived in the rain




President Bujar Nishani of Albania arrives in the rain



Cleveland Councilwoman Dona Brady served as Mistress of Ceremonies and welcomed the crowd to the Albanian Cultural Garden.

Cleveland Councilwoman Dona Brady

Cleveland Councilwoman Dona Brady


Bruna and Rick Hoxha sang the Albanian national anthem followed by Jonida Preka Morelli singing the Star Spangled Banner.

Albanian national anthem in Albanian Cultural Garden in Cleveland


Albanian national anthem in Albanian Cultural Garden in Cleveland


Albanian national anthem in Albanian Cultural Garden in Cleveland





Father John Loejos blessed soil from the Republic of Albania and then children sprinkled the soil in the garden at the dedication of the new Albanian Cultural Garden.

Albania American children sprinkle soil from Albania in Cleveland Garden

Albanian American children sprinkle soil from Albania in Cleveland Garden


Albania American children sprinkle soil from Albania in Cleveland Garden





Albania American children sprinkle soil from Albania in Cleveland Garden


Albania American children sprinkle soil from Albania in Cleveland Garden


Next Mr. Adem Meta, Chairman, Albanian American Association spoke.

Mr. Adem Meta, Chairman, Albanian American Association

Mr. Adem Meta, Chairman, Albanian American Association


Mr. Adem Meta, Chairman, Albanian American Association





Mr. Adem Meta, Chairman, Albanian American Association



Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson welcomed Albanian president Bujar Nishani and other guests and gave a proclamation from the city to the Albanian American Association and Albanian Cultural Garden.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson





Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson with Mrs and President Nishani

Mayor Frank Jackson with Mrs. and President Nishani



Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur welcomed Albanian president Bujar Nishani and read a proclamation from the US Congress to the Albanian American Association and Albanian Cultural Garden.

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur





Albanian Cultural Garden Dedication Main Page - Page 1 (this page)

Albanian President Bujar Nishani - Page 2

Albanian Cultural Garden - More dignitaries - Page 3

Albanian Garden Dedication and Mother Teresa statue Unveiling - Page 4

Entertainment at Albanian Cultural Garden Dedication - Page 5

Faces in the Garden - Page 6


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