Victory Day – Miyazya 27 2001 / May 5th 2009

“No human lips can express the gratitude which I feel to the merciful God who has enabled me to stand in your midst on this day, of which the angels in heaven and creatures on earth could neither have thought of nor known about. Before everything else, I want to tell you and to make you understand that this … is a day on which a fresh chapter of history of the New Ethiopia begins. In this new era, new work is commencing, which is the duty of all of us to perform.” – His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie the First, arriving in Addis Ababa – May 5th 1941


Photo report from 2009 Anniversary of the  Victory Day in Addis Ababa at Megabit Hiya Sabat Square,  with the many living Patriarchs and Matriarchs of both the Ethio-Italian War and the Korean War. Pictures provided by Ras Wolde Selassie-Tagas King, EWF Addis Ababa

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