209th anniversary of the death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines
Here is a picture taken at the 209th anniversary of the death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
On October 17, 2015, President Martelly accompanied by Prime Minister Evans Paul and other members of the Government, visited Pont-Rouge to pay tribute on the day of 209th death anniversary to the Founding Father of the Haitian Nation, the Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines. During this occasion in an inaugural ceremony, the President unveiled a plaque of him on a monument at Pont-Rogue. A week before paying this patriotic tribute, the Prime Minister Evans Paul had visited this site at Pont-Rouge to inspect the erection of the monument. Then the Prime Minister had announced that 'Aviation', as the location of the monument at the crossroads is commonly known, will be renamed after Jean-Jacques Dessalines. He had also announced that, as per redevelopment work, the whole area will be refurbished; the neighboring houses on the square will be painted. "October 17" is a national day to pay homage to the father of the nation because he was killed in a revolt on October 17, 1806, in Pont Rouge.