Liberia is today celebrating the birthday of its first President Joseph Jenkins Roberts. the day is being celebrated as a national holiday in line with a Presidential proclamation, and an act of 42nd legislature.The day was set aside to recognize the many invaluable services and sacrifices of the late President. Thefirst president of Liberia, was born in Petersburg, Virginia, USA on march 15 1809, Of mixed black and white heritage, he emigrated to Liberia with his widowed mother and three brothers in 1829. He became a successful merchant and caught the eye of Liberia's white governor, who appointed Roberts as his successor. The first African-American governor of Liberia, he went on to become the first president of the new country in 1847, serving six terms in all. His major accomplishments include gaining the recognition of Liberia from most European nations, and halting the slave trade on Liberia's borders.
A monument dedicated to the late President on Ducor hill in Monrovia
The current President of Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her Proclamation ordered that all Government offices, public and business houses be close from 6 am to 6 pm as a sign of respect for the late former president.
GOD, Country, Family, service before self.............
Liberia in Pictures
Liberia In the 60s
The Lone Star forever
The national song
When freedom raised her glowing form on Montserrado's verdant height, She set within the doom of night, 'midst low ring stars and thunderstorms the star of liberty - and seizing from the waking morn, its burnished shield of golden flame she lifted in her proud name and raise a people long forlorn to noble destiny The Lone Star forever! The Lone Star forever! O long may it float over land and over sea. Desert it, no never! Uphold it, forever! O shout for the Lone Star banner, All hail.
signs of progress
The new army
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.
originally from Paynesville city, the republic of Liberia,a small country on the west coast of
Africa,I now live in Minneapolis, Minnesota the United states of America.
Ever Mindful of the many negative information about my country due largely in part to the almost two decades of civil war, i have created this blog as a means to share with all well meaning people and friends of Liberia, the many positive aspect of my country.
GOD, Country and family first,is my motto, every other thing is secondary.