[act-ma] 7/05 5th July Invitation to Celebrate Venezuelan Independence

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Jul 2 19:33:50 PDT 2008


The Consul General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Carlos 
Osorio; cordially invites you to Commemorate


197^th Anniversary of the Independence of Venezuela

^July 5th, 2008

*/^ 12:00 P.M. /^

Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Plaza
Congress Street.
Boston, MA

1:00 P.M.

/Brookline Public Library
Coolidge Corner Branch
31 Pleasant Street
Brookline, MA *^.
^·1 Hoisting of the Venezuelan Flag.
·2 Venezuelan National Anthem
·3 Venezuelan Folk Music and Dances.
·4 Traditional Venezuela food and beverages.
·5 Venezuelan Folk Music

·6 Screening of the Epic Film: "Francisco de Miranda: Life, Labor and 

*From Wikipedia

Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez* (Caracas 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracas>, March 28 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_28>, 1750 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1750> – in prison, El Arsenal de la 
Carraca <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Fernando%2C_C%C3%A1diz>, Cadiz 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadiz>, July 14 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_14>, 1816 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1816>), commonly known as *Francisco de 
Miranda*, was a Venezuelan <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela> 
revolutionary <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution>. Although his 
own plans for the independence of the Spanish American colonies 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Empire> failed, he is regarded as 
a forerunner of Simón Bolívar 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim%C3%B3n_Bol%C3%ADvar>, who during the 
Hispanic American wars of independence 
successfully liberated a vast portion of South America.

    In the United States

In the American Revolutionary War 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolutionary_War>, he was 
captain of the Aragon Regiment and aid-de-camp to General Juan Manuel 
Cagigal. Under Cagigal he participated in the Battle of Pensacola 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pensacola_%281781%29>, and was 
promoted to lieutenant colonel. He later returned to the United States 
in 1783 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1783>, where he met, among others, 
George Washington <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington>, 
Thomas Paine <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Paine>, Alexander 
Hamilton <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton>, and Thomas 
Jefferson <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson>.

Jorge Marin CB-Martin Luther King, Jr. Boston, MA The Bolivarian Circles 
in the USA seek to inform the american public of what is really going on 
in Venezuela. We respect the laws of the US and we aim to improve the 
relations between our two countries.


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