The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has made a clarion call, urging Liberians to continue to work together in peace and harmony for the collective good of the Country. He said working together for the common good of Liberia is clearly articulated in the National Anthem when it says, "In union strong success is sure".
Making remarks on Monday, August 24, 2020 at program commemorating Liberia's 105th Flag Day, the Liberian Leader said our flag is a symbol of patriotism and national unity.
"Let us put aside our differences and come together as one people, placing the national interest above personal and partisan interests," Dr. Weah said in a short statement.
He recalled that since the Liberian flag was first unveiled to the world 173 years ago to mark the birth of a new nation on the African continent, the Lone Star's banner has come to symbolize the deeds and valor of our forefathers, to whom we remain constantly indebted.
"We cannot fail if we are united and continue to work together," the Liberian Leader stressed.
"Today marks the 105th occasion when we celebrate the making of our most important national symbol, the Liberian Flag, with a National Holiday, as decreed by our National Legislature in 1915", Pres. Weah recounted.
Continuing, the Liberian Chief Executive said the flag has come to represent the pride and dignity of the Liberian people, and to symbolize the hopes and aspirations of all Liberians, with its patriotic colors and design of red and white stripes and a white star on a blue background.
"This occasion presents yet another opportunity for us to reflect on our collective actions as a people, and steer a united course for the continued betterment of our nation," the President noted, urging Liberians, both at home and abroad, to join forces for the good of the nation.
Dr. Weah congratulated the National Flag Day Orator, Hon. Mamensie Kabba, Assistant Minister for Administration, Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, for delivering an inspiring and insightful message.
President Weah described the Orator's message as very uplifting, particularly in these times as Liberia and the rest of the world battle the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Liberian Leader committed himself to do all that is within his powers to turn over to the orator's generation, the young people of Liberia, a country they would be proud of.
This year's ceremony was held at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town.