Flag Day


Kids in Haiti LOVE Flag Day! Truly. There is a song that is known by all children throughout Haiti that just about the flag. This was the tune we marched and sang too as we strode along our neighborhood streets on Tuesday morning. Thanks to the BBC “World Have Your Say” team who taped a show a few weeks ago we had red and blue T-shirts for every child and nanny! The kids all got to pick what color they wanted to wear. The big kids wanted to match in blue and the little kids loved the bright red. The excitement was high as the kids got ready to receive their flags! Nicole and Sé Ketlie arranged them in formation to begin the march, two by two, one red and one blue. The formation lasted all of 2 seconds and then it was just a big blob of kids in color, truly beautiful. We headed out the gate and down the street. The little kids a bit intimidated at first to be heading down the steep slope of the road grabbed the hand of a caregiver or big kid to help them along. Neighbor adults and children alike came out to watch, and sing along as the kids marched by. Some even joined in the parade singing loudly and waving their flag high. Reaching the bottom of our road, only the distance of three short blocks, the kids were already working up a sweat, poor Joracin had sweat dripping from his chin. Though he didn’t seem to mind. We turned around and marched back up, the hill to our house seeming just a bit more difficult going up than it had going down. Loubens’ wrapped his arm around Laurore’s shoulder helping and coaxing him up the hill to home. Though the celebration was slightly rushed by Joyce and my impending departure for the airport the kids seemed to have a great time, and I know we did!


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1. Summer wrote:
SUPER CUTE PICTURES! I'm glad the kids had lots of fun! Wish I could have been there! :)

Sat, August 25, 2012 @ 11:35 PM

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