Sunday, March 04, 2007

Grand Rapids Celebrated Adwa

March 4, 2007 (Choreber)
The 111th anniversary of the victory of Adwa celebrated by Ethiopians residing around the Greater Grand Rapids area on Saturday, March 3, 2007.

On March 1896, invader Italian forces leaded by professional military generals, well-trained and experienced troops and organized by heavy and sophisticated weapons had tried their best to occupy the whole Ethiopia but, the invading war plan didn't work as planed. Because, Emperor Menelik II and his wife Empress Taitu were at the war front of Adwa to lead the freedom lover and unconventional freedom fighter patriots of Ethiopia who were mobilized and volunteered from every corner of the country under one oath- Unity and Freedom.

The main cause of the battle of Adwa was the aim of the Italian government who had wider and longer dream of occupying of the land of Ethiopia as many African nations who were under colony of different European powerful countries.

Chairperson of the Association,Mr. Bayei Desta said interms of freedom the victory of Adwa have been playing a signifant role not only for Ethiopia but also for entire Africa.

The Adwa anniversary of Grand Rapids was organized by Ethiopian Community Association of Greater Grand Rapids. Participants of the event were served by poem, video, food, beverages and live music band at the gathering hall.

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