I, Mike McGinn, Mayor of the City of Seattle, Do hereby proclaim May 24, 2012 as ERITREAN INDEPENDENCE DAY and ask residents of all backgrounds to celebrate it accordingly.
Thanks Mayor Mike McGinn. You made history to yourself and to your city. You make us all Proud!
Michael McGinn, the Mayor of Seattle, proclaimed his city will officially recognize May 24, 2012, as a day of celebration by all citizens in honor of Eritrean independence day.
Recognizing the significance of May 24 to his Eritrean constituents, the first-term mayor signed legal documents last Monday making May 24 a day of celebration to honor Eritrean independence day and called on Seattle citizens of all background to join in on the festivities.
With slightly over 5,000 Eritreans calling the Emerald city home, Seattle, after Washington, D.C. and Oakland, has the highest number of Eritreans living in the United States. Continue reading