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File #: 0115X-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/24/2021 In control: Remy
On agenda: 6/28/2021 Final action: 7/1/2021
Title: To Recognize and Celebrate July 1st as the Independence Day of Somalia in the City of Columbus.
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To Recognize and Celebrate July 1st as the Independence Day of Somalia in the City of Columbus.

 

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WHEREAS, the Independence Day of Somalia is a national holiday observed annually in Somalia on July 1st; and

 

WHEREAS, the date celebrates the unification of the Trust Territory of Somalia (former Italian Somalia) and the State of Somaliland on July 1, 1960 which formed the Somali Republic; and

 

WHEREAS, it is a day that honors the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Somalis worldwide, and inspires a sense of gratitude and patriotism; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus has proudly welcomed an estimated 60,000 Somali migrants, forming the second largest Somali population in the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, the Somali community has undertaken great entrepreneurial spirit, not only to create economic opportunities for Columbus, but also to strengthen the cultural fabric; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate July 1st, 2021 as the Independence Day of Somalia in the City of Columbus.