Monday, November 18, 2013

Haiti's Remembrance Day - Battle Of Vertieres


November 18, 2013 - Haiti's Remembrance Day

Today is a national holiday in Haiti. The Battle Of Vertieres was a revolutionary battle against slavery and resulted in the birth of Haiti as an independent nation. It was through this struggle that the Haitian people defeated Napoleans' forces and also resulted in the state of Louisiana being formed. To cover his losses in Haiti Napolean sold the Louisiana territory and an American state was formed.

Today there are protests happening. One group of protesters who don't want Martelly as president are walking through the streets of Port-au-Prince are voicing their opinions for his removal as president. Another group of protesters are walking to voice their support for Martelly. Pray for unity in Haiti.

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