11th Annual Lebanon Day Celebrating the 79th Independence of Lebanon Cleveland City Hall November 18, 2022
The American Lebanese Community Council is a 501(C)(3) non profit organization, created for all of Lebanese descent and their families regardless of their political affiliation or religion. This organization was created with the following objectives:
To preserve, enrich, and promote our Lebanese heritage and traditions through educational, cultural, and charitable activities
To establish and maintain the Lebanese Cultural Garden, at the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation
To interact with local communities to increase public awareness of the Lebanese culture
To create understanding and unity among the Lebanese people and the community
They hosted the 11th annual Lebanon Day in Cleveland at an event in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall. All day the flag of Lebanon flew above Cleveland City Hall and was displayed in the Rotunda.
Flag of Lebanon in Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
The event began with Chairman Pierre Bejjani welcoming the crowd.
Pierre Bejjani at Lebanon Day
He then introduced Mistress of Ceremonies Jessy Zbeidy.
Jessy introduced the national anthems of the United States and Lebanon and then introduced the clergy for the invocations.
Fr. Elias Yazbeck, Pastor of St Maron Church
Imam Ramez Islambouli, CWRU professor
Jessy thanked the committee members for their work on the event and then introduced Pierre who gave his remarks.
Pierre recognized people in the crowd and then called on Angela Woodson who spoke representing Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb.
Watch the video of the welcoming remarks and speeches.
The highlight of Lebanon Day was the honoring of three valuable members of the community.
Faris Alameh, Tony Abdulkarim, Jessy Zbeidy, Pierre Bejjani and Blanche Salwan
Click on each link to see photos and videos of the honorees.
Before the final thanks by Pierre Bejjani and Jessy Zbeidy, representatives from Congresswoman Shontel Brown presented a proclamation honoring Lebanon Day.
Enjoy these other images from the 2022 Lebanon Day in Cleveland
Pierre Bejjani, Moe Charara and Chafic Bejjani
Sami Tanious, Faris Alameh and Imam Islambouli
Jessy Zbeidy and Pierre Bejjani
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