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File #: 0222X-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/16/2023 In control: Dorans
On agenda: 11/20/2023 Final action: 11/22/2023
Title: To Honor and Celebrate November as Albanian Heritage Month, and the Contributions of the Albanian-American Community in Columbus
Sponsors: Rob Dorans, Nicholas Bankston, Lourdes Barroso De Padilla, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Shannon G. Hardin, Emmanuel V. Remy

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To Honor and Celebrate November as Albanian Heritage Month, and the Contributions of the Albanian-American Community in Columbus

 

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WHEREAS, this Council is pleased to join Albanian-Americans throughout Columbus in honoring and recognizing November as Albanian Heritage Month, and November 28th as Albanian Independence Day; and

 

WHEREAS, on November 28, 1912, Albanian hero, Ismail Qemali gathered delegates in Vlora, Albania to approve the Declaration of Independence, and Albania restored its status as an independent country, free of foreign invasion; and

 

WHEREAS, still today,  the Albanian-American community in Columbus continue to bring their rich culture and tradition to our city, as contributing members of their communities, successful small business owners, and distinguished professionals in their respective fields; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

That this Council celebrates November as Albanian Heritage Month, and honors the contributions of the Albanian-American Community in Columbus.