Monrovia: August 23, 2012: The President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared August 24, 2012 as National Flag Day to be observed throughout the Republic as a National Holiday.
The Day is in consonance with an Act approved by the National Legislature on 25th October, 1915 declaring the 24th Day of August of each year to be observed as ‘National Flag Day’ throughout the Republic.
The Proclamation also notes that it is important and befitting that the Day is commemorated annually to remind all citizens of the Republic of their allegiance and loyalty to the National Ensign, the embodiment of our National Existence as a Sovereign Entity, and to encourage National Pride and Patriotism.
President Sirleaf has thereby ordered and directed the Ministry of Education and all other Government Agencies concerned to execute appropriate programs befitting the day.
The President then called upon all citizens and foreign residents within the borders of Liberia to give prominence to the observance of the day throughout the Republic by flying the National Flag from each dwelling and public building and that all government offices, public and business houses be closed on this day.
Horatio Bobby Willie
Assistant Minister/Public Affairs