(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages (D - Lawrence) joined Haitian community leaders on Wednesday, Jan. 12 for Memory Walk 2022, which commemorated the 300,000 lives lost in the earthquake that devastated Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.
The memorial walk stepped off from the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building. Following welcoming remarks, prayer and a moment of silence, participants walked south to the Joysetta & Julius Pearse African American Museum of Nassau County in Hempstead Village, after which they returned on foot to Mineola for additional remarks, remembrances, and the naming of 100 people who perished in the earthquake.
Prior to the event, Legislator Solages and his staff assisted organizers with securing approvals for the event from the Nassau County Police Department and ensuring that adequate police resources were dedicated to the event to keep participants safe as they walked.
“May all of the souls who passed away 12 years ago in Haiti rest in peace. May they rest in power. May God comfort their families, their friends and the communities they left behind - and may God continue to provide His grace over our beloved Haiti,” Legislator Solages said.
PHOTO CREDIT - Office of Legislator Carrié Solages