Liberia Celebrates Flag Day On Monday, August 24

Monday, August 24, 2020 will be observed in Liberia as National Flag Day, it will be observed as a national holiday. This day commemorates the adoption of the Liberian flag on this day in 1847.

In observing of this day, the Liberian leader, The President Dr. George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Monday, August 24, 2020 as a national holiday.

The eleven stripes symbolize the signatories of the Liberian Declaration of Independence and the red and white symbolize courage and moral excellence. The white star represents the first independent republic in Africa, above the blue square representing the African continent.

The Liberian flag was ‘designed’ by the following seven women: Susannah Lewis, Matilda Newport, Rachel Johnson, Mary Hunter, J.B. Russwurm, Conilette Teage, and Sara Dripper. These seven women were born in America.

The flag was first raised on August 24, 1847, now known as Flag Day, and it was retained after the annexation of Maryland in 1857.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.