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Lebanon Day 2016 in Cleveland

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

Mistresses of Ceremonies Racha Alameh and Tamore Gemayel Ayoub

US Army Color Guard

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

Father John Ojaimi

Imam Ramez Islambouli gave the other invocation.



Imam Ramez Islambouli

Imam Ramez Islamboulii


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson congratulated the Lebanese community and presented a proclamation to Pierre Bejjani.



Mayor Frank Jackson

Mayor Frank Jackson

Mayor Frank Jackson and Pierre Bejjani

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

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish

Armond Budish and Pierre Bejjani

Armond Budish and Pierre Bejjani


Cleveland Councilman Brian Cummins spoke next.



Councilman Brian Cummins

Councilman Brian Cummins

Councilman Brian Cummins and Pierre Bejjani

Councilman Brian Cummins and Pierre Bejjani


ALCC President Pierre Bejjani spoke about the importance of the day.



Pierre Bejjani

Pierre Bejjani


Mr. George Maloof was honored at the event.



Pierre Bejjani and Mr. George Maloof

Pierre Bejjani and Mr. George Maloof


Mr. Joe Coury was honored posthumously at the event.



Joe Coury Family members

Joe Coury Family members

Julia Bejjani spoke about the American Lebanese Community Council Young Adults group.



Julia Bejjani

Julia Bejjani


The program continued with:

Presentation about the Lebanese Cultural Garden

Lions of the Desert Dance Company

Ajyal Dabke Dance Group

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