A Message from John Kerry, USA Secretary of State, on Haiti's Independence Day

Read this Haiti Independence Day message from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Washington, DC, to the People of Haiti, January 1, 2014...

John Kerry - USA Secretary of State
John Kerry - USA Secretary of State


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Haiti as you celebrate the 210th anniversary of your independence.

I spent more than 30 years representing Massachusetts as Lieutenant Governor and Senator, and I am proud to this day that my state is home to the third largest Haitian-American community in the United States. I was proud that my daughter's first work as a doctor was in Haiti where she experienced firsthand the determination and resilience of proud Haitians who cared so deeply about their country's future. Having known and worked so closely with this exceptional community, I hold a special appreciation for Haiti's journey.

I was proud to introduce bipartisan legislation in the Senate to help Haiti rebuild and develop in a way that creates an opportunity to emerge better off and better prepared. And that's why I worked closely with dozens of families in Massachusetts to expedite adoptions of Haitian orphans that had already been underway before the earthquake. As Secretary of State, I will continue to make Haiti a priority.

The United States joins you today in commemorating the courage and spirit of independence of all Haitians as well as the ties of friendship and family that bind our peoples together.

On this special day, I extend best wishes and reiterate our strong commitment to help all Haitians as they chart a path toward greater peace, security and, prosperity.


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Colette Coquillon says...

Thank you very much fr helping Haiti to be come again La Perle Des Antilles im so happy their no one like God! God is able. Praise Him thank you Jesus for thinking for

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Ti Lou says...

bravo, solving Haiti problem or helping Haiti means less problem for the United States of America and the rest of the world.

We thank the Mr. Kerry for his support in this day of Haiti

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Bidney says...

I just want to start by saying thank you all for your support on Haiti's last earth quake

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Manes Pierre says...

Great political and symbolic message from Secretary

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Frantz Decimus says...

Thank you for your love. We're proud of you. God bless you! God bless America! God bless

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Jacques Alerte says...

Secretary Kerry is one of the US elected officials who support the existential effort made by Haitians abroad and inland to swim out of that violent streamline of defamation labeling us as poor and ignorant despite our multiple contribution in the democratic arena.

Someday again we will rise as a people for better and

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Aristor Lifaite says...

I take pride in reading this above document about these beautiful testimony and powerful statements from the USA Secretary of State of supporting my country, Haiti.

As a native of Haiti, I am particularly proud about this kind of messages regarding my country and my people.

God bless you Sir Secretary of State and all those who have the same point of view like you for Haiti and its people.

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Darline Mondesir-noel says...

Thank you very much, There is Hope for Haiti.

I love you

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