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Very honored that we received a resolution from Columbus City Council, Commendation from Senator Hercial Craig, and one from Ohio House of Representatives. This is the first times we received such commendations from all 3 branches of government. I want to give a huge shout out to Amran Yaray for her amazing leadership. Big shout out to my brother Liban Bule Ergal and Hodan Mohammed for their amazing leadership in Columbus. Shout out to the awesome members of the community who came out as well. Thank you Council President Shannon Granville Hardin, Rep Mary Lightbody, Rep David Leland, Rep Adam Miller, Rep Erica Crawley, Councilman Rob Dorans, and so many other elected officials and community leaders who made the 59th Somali Independence such an awesome one. In the words enshrined in the statute of liberty “Give me your poor....your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”. Let’s remember that these aren’t just words, but American ideals that have made this country that city on a shinning hill. Thank you and god bless.

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