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Bastille Day Flag Raising 2023

July 14, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

The flyer is blue with a drawing of the Eifel Tower on the left side and splashes of the flag colors blue, white and red on the right side. The information for the event is in the middle and lower portion of the flyer.

The City of Jersey CityMayor Steven M. Fulop, the Office of Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs were proud to celebrate the 234th Bastille Day Anniversary with the Consulate General of France in New York,  French American Academy and members of the French community during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, July 14th, 2023.

France was the first power to ally itself in 1778 with the newly born United States of America, and contributed to its independence with financial support during the American Revolution.  On July 14, 1789 the people of Paris stormed and captured the notorious Bastille prison, a symbol of arbitrariness and oppression, and five weeks later in August 1789, the French National Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the citizen proclaiming that all men are both free and endowed with equal rights.

The United States and France have stood together in two World Wars to defend and uphold the principles strongly by our two nations; and stand together in the defense of freedom in NATO and UN led operations. We note with pride that the United States and France remain committed to the principles of individual liberty, equality, and representative government.

 The French community has directly contributed to the diversity and positive growth of Jersey City in various fields, including education, entrepreneurship, government, literature, drama, sculpture, music, food, and culture, as well as all aspects of life throughout the United States and abroad; and continues to influence our beliefs, embedded values and quest for independence.

The French American Academy along with Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey, Ward E Councilman James Solomon and Aide to Steven M. Fulop- Jonathan Gomez are pictured.

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July 14, 2023
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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