EthiopianAmercans in the great metroplitan Omaha NE and the surrounding celeberate the Memroial Day with recognition of OPS honored students and passing the legacy of EThiopian and Amercan vetrans who served our nation USA and their native Ethiopia at Elm Wood Park.
During the celeberation the community and spiritual leaders motvated the partcipants to rememeber their begining at a historical anicient nation Ethiopia and their destination USA who both conributed for the peace keeping of the world by sedning vetrans during World War II,UN peace missions of Afghanistan,Iraq,Congo,Korea,Rwanda and Somalia.
A message sent from General Taye Tilahun, 4th Ethiopian Air Force commander and the story of another Ethiopian vetran general Demissie Bulto read.Laura Thomas, a community activist from Omaha, a grand daughter of vetrans gave lesson on the meaning of Memorial Day with admiration of Ethiopian anicient cities and churches she visited,the food and the culture.
The two church leaders from Ethiopian Orthodox Church presented a historical message and advice for the community based on the history of Ethiopia from the time of Queen of Sheba and remind the generation to keep up that great heritage for caring each other and others.
The community also recognzed those Amercan volunteers ,churches and social services who help families and students for life transition of citzens in the great nation USA in many ways.
Finally, Ms Alana Shriver a specialist from OPS gave an educational message to those new Americans and awarded the recognition certificates to the students and volunteers.
The Ethiopian Amercan community is a non profit entity established to cooperate natives of Ethiopia for a mutual purpose in the life transtion of Ethiopian Amercans.The Community have been participating in all aspects of human care for those natives of Ethiopia during crisis at Middle East and involved in restoration of citzenes during the Hurricane disaster in USA.