Lebanon Day 2016 in Cleveland
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda November 21,2016
The American Lebanese Community Council presented the 6th annual celebration of Lebanon Day in the City of Cleveland celebrating the 73rd independence of Lebanon. The ceremony was in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.
It began with Mistresses of Ceremonies Racha Alameh and Tamore Gemayel Ayoub introducing the US Army Color Guard and the playing of the national anthems of the United States and Lebanon.
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Mistresses of Ceremonies Racha Alameh and Tamore Gemayel Ayoub
US Army Color Guard
Father John Ojaimi, Pastor of Saint George Antiochian Christian Church, gave one of the invocations to begin the ceremony.
Father John Ojaimi
Imam Ramez Islambouli gave the other invocation.
Imam Ramez Islamboulii
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson congratulated the Lebanese community and presented a proclamation to Pierre Bejjani.
Mayor Frank Jackson
Mayor Frank Jackson and Pierre Bejjani
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Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish spoke next and also presented a proclamation to Pierre Bejjani.
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish
Armond Budish and Pierre Bejjani
Cleveland Councilman Brian Cummins spoke next.
Councilman Brian Cummins
Councilman Brian Cummins and Pierre Bejjani
ALCC President Pierre Bejjani spoke about the importance of the day.
Mr. George Maloof was honored at the event.
Pierre Bejjani and Mr. George Maloof
Mr. Joe Coury was honored posthumously at the event.
Joe Coury Family members
Julia Bejjani spoke about the American Lebanese Community Council Young Adults group.
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