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Bastille Day Flag Raising Ceremony

July 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The flyer has vertical stripes of blue white then red along the top half of the page. The middle down is the information for the flag raising.

The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Office of Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs were proud to celebrate the 233rd 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, 2022.

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.

Group picture for the Bastille Day Flag Raising.

From Left to right

Councilman James Solomon, Ward E

Jeremy Robert, Consulate General of the French Embassy

Councilman Richard Boggiano, Ward C

Henri Dubarry, Veteran of the French Military

Jean-Francois Gueguen of the French American Academy

Alan Dupuis, Veteran of the French Military

French Community Member

French Community Member

French Community Member  

Daniel Falghero, Veteran of the French Military

Jonathan Gomes-Noriega, Aide to Mayor Steven M. Fulop

To view this flag raising, please CLICK HERE

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July 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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City Hall Balcony
280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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