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The Everett Haitian Community Center (The EHCC) founded a project called: The Annual Haitian Heritage Month and Flag Raising Ceremony in Everett. This project was created in 2016 and the EHCC has organized it for the past 7 years. Before EHCC’s pioneering efforts, Everett had not officially acknowledged or celebrated Haitian Heritage Month, nor had a Haitian flag-raising ceremony taken place. The EHCC takes immense pride in being the initiating force behind this historic accomplishment, as it symbolizes an official recognition of the vibrant Haitian community in Everett and honors Haiti’s rich history and heritage. In this collaborative effort with the city of Everett, the Everett Haitian Community Center has played a pivotal role in establishing this now cherished tradition, which celebrates and honors the rich heritage of the Haitian community in Everett and beyond. EHCC is the cornerstone of Everett’s Haitian Heritage Month Celebration and Flag Raising Ceremony.

The EHCC has worked tirelessly and invested significantly to establish and nurture this event over the years. Our commitment to inclusivity and community engagement has been unwavering, as evidenced by our longstanding practice of inviting community partners, churches, and Haitian/Haitian American residents from across Everett and Greater Boston to actively participate in and contribute to the ceremony since the event’s inception. This collaborative approach has been the bedrock of our success, fostering a sense of unity and inclusivity within the community. Each year, the EHCC meticulously extends invitations to organizations, institutions, and individuals in a manner that upholds the dignity, protocol, and traditions associated with the raising of our flag. This project embraces the opportunity to cultivate greater unity and inclusivity within our community. By upholding the spirit of collaboration that has defined our partnership each year to organize this event over the past seven years, we continue to harness the collective expertise, resources, and perspectives of all stakeholders to ensure that the Haitian Flag Raising Ceremony authentically reflects the richness and diversity of our community. This project stays true to its Haitian origins and traditions whereas, the flag raising in Everett has been organized since 2016 for the past 7 years on May 18th. as the Everett Haitian Community Center (the EHCC) had strategized and planned it to be.

By our Founder: The Reverend; Dr. Myrlande P.G. Guillaume DesRosiers