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One World Day 2016 Ceremony
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
August 28, 2016

The main ceremony of the 71st annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens was very inspiring.

Sheila Murphy Crawford, president of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, welcomed the crowd to the 71st annual One World Day in the Centennial Year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford


She introduced the Cleveland Police Color Guard who presented the colors.

Cleveland Police Color Guard

Cleveland Police Color Guard

Cleveland Police Color Guard


Then 11 year old Polina Kornyushenko sang the US National Anthem.

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Polina Kornyushenko sings the National Anthem

Polina Kornyushenko leads the National Anthem

Polina Kornyushenko sings the National Anthem

National anthem at One World Day



Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson spoke and then presented a proclamation to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation.



Mayor Frank Jackson

Mayor Frank Jackson

Mayor Frank Jackson

Mayor Jackson and Sheila Crawford

Mayor Jackson and Sheila Crawford



Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell spoke next.



Councilman Kevin Conwell

Councilman Kevin Conwell

Councilman Kevin Conwell


Cuyahoga County Council's Yvonne Conwell spoke next.



Yvonne Conwell

Yvonne Conwell

Yvonne Conwell


University Circle's Chris Ronayne spoke next.



Chris Ronayne

Chris Ronayne

Chris Ronayne


David M. Raynolds, Senior Vice President Key Bank Inc. spoke next.



David M. Raynolds

David M. Raynolds

David M. Raynolds


Rich Crepage, Vice President of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, introduced some of the dignitaries at the 71st annual One World Day.



Rich Crepage

Rich Crepage


Rev. Hilton O. Smith, president of the NAACP Cleveland and associate pastor at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, gave an invocation.



Rev. Hilton O. Smith invocation

Rev. Hilton O. Smith invocation

Rev. Hilton O. Smith invocation


Next, Sheila Murphy Crawford invited Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and other dignitaries to ceremonially break ground in the Centennial Plaza of the Cultural Gardens during the 71st annual One World Day in the Centennial Year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Photos and videos of the Groundbreaking ceremony

Reverend Benjamin Gohlstin of Heritage Community Baptist Church offered a closing prayer.



Then Federal Judge Daniel A. Polster began the naturalization ceremony. Photos and videos of the naturalization ceremony and closing

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