In all its glory at the Liberian Standard Time
when the bright African sun rises, the Rooster awakens Liberians
and residents of the Republic of Liberia
with the resounding cockadoodledoo!
Liberia a tiny country of about 43,000 square miles with a population of about 5 million sits on the west coast of Africa located at the dip of the map and is bordered by its neighbors Sierra Leone, on the west,
Guinea, on the north, Cote D'Ivore on the east
and the Atlantic Ocean on the south.
The Liberian flag with its eleven stripes is a striking resemblance of the United States of America Flag distinguished only by the Lone Star.
With English as it's official language, Liberia has over thirty tribal dialects
A settlement of the American Colonization Society
of freed and free-borned blacks, spoken of by the "Coat of Arms"
for their love for liberty returned home to their native land.
With it's first president elect Joseph Jenkins Roberts of the state of Virginia, Liberia proclaimed its independence on July 26, 1847.
It's capital city Monrovia is named after America's 5th president
President James Monroe.
A freed democratic country enjoyed for many years the administration of president William V.S. Tubman, followed by William R. Tolbert, Jr, from which arose a coup with rulership of Sargeant Samuel K. Doe, followed by Charles Taylor, Ellen Sirleaf and now George Weah
The civil wars and epidemic outbreak of ebola has contributed to Liberia's instability and there's been an economic decline, but there is hopeful recovery due to mining, forestry and agriculture.
Liberia's beaches and national parks are excellent source
for tourist attraction.
Despite the calamities and devastations that Liberia has been through, Liberia is resilient.
We must pray and hope for Liberia's restoration.
We believe, trust and hope in God that ashes and be made to beauty and that one day Liberia will rise to a state of affluence.
Liberians, brothers and sisters of African descent, Diaspora
wherever you are, wherever you may be, let us unite, join forces
and make a difference to help Liberia, but not only Liberia, the continent of Africa and its Diaspora.
One people, one family, one love
Let us pray, work together and keep hope alive
Happy Independence Day Liberians, Happy 26th
Proud be a born and raised Liberian
Gladys Ekua Bonney
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