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Mayor of New York declares March 25, 1957 Day of Belarusian Independence

In 1957, the Mayor of New York, Robert F. Wagner, declared March 25 the official Belarusian Independence Day and invited the people of his city to ” join with those of Byelorussian origin in prayers for peace, freedom and justice in the world”.

This has been the result of the work of the Belarusian diaspora in the United States in popularizing Belarus in the West, spreading information about the country’s history and current situation.

Below the text of the official proclamation.

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS: March 25, 1957 will be the thirtyninth anniversary of the Proclamation of the free and independent Byelorussian Democratic Republic; and

WHEREAS: Americans of Byelorussian descent are observing this date by reasserting their belief in freedom for all people and reaffirming their conviction that tyranny and despotism cannot long prevail where man so believs; and

WHEREAS: it is universally recognized that the resistance of the brave and patriotic Byelorussian people to communistic totalitarianism has never waned even to this day,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ROBERT F. WAGNER, Mayor of the City of New York, do hereby proclaim Monday, March 25, 1957, as BYELORUSSIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY in the City of New York, and call upon all citizens to join with those of Byelorussian origin in prayers for peace, freedom and justice in the world.

(Robert F. Wagner)
Mayor, The City of New York

State of New York Executive Chamber

Belarusian Independence Day in Colorado: March 25, 1984

In 1984, the Governor Richard Lamm of Colorado made an official statement declaring 25 March the Belarusian Independence Day.

This and many similar statements by US officials were the result of many years long work by the Belarusian American community to popularize Belarusin the United States, to spread information about the Belarusian culture and history in the West.

 

Proclamation

Byelorussian Independence Day

March 25, 1984

Whereas, March 25th marks the anniversary of the proclamation of independence of the Byelorussian Democratic Republic; and

Whereas, the Byelorussian Democratic Republic was established following the collapse of the Tsarist Russian Empire but was subsequently annexed by the government of the Soviet Union; and

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Дзень Беларускай Незалежнасьці – афіцыйная праклямацыя мэра Нью-Ёрка, 1995 г.

Афіцыйная праклямацыя мэра Нью-Ёрка Рудольфа Джуліяні аб абвяшчэньні Дня Беларускай Незалежнасьці ў Нью-Ёрку з нагоды Дня Волі, 1995 год.

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF NEW YORK

PROCLAMATION

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40th anniversary of the Belarusian Democratic Republic: official greeting on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Belarusian Democratic Republic, President Dwight D. Eisenhower has sent his greetings to the Belarusian American community through Konstanty Mierlak, President of the Belarusian-American Association and Member of the Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic.

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Першы візыт прэзыдэнта ЗША ў Беларусь – 15.01.1994

15 студзеня 1994 г. адбыўся першы ў гісторыі афіцыйны візыт прэзыдэнта ЗША ў Беларусь.

Прэзыдэнт Біл Клінтан меў сустрэчы зь кіраўніцтвам Беларусі, выступіў у Акадэміі Навук, ушанаваў памяць пагінулых у Другой Сусьветнай Вайне і ахвяраў савецкіх рэпрэсій.