Mayor Gary Christenson joined the Eritrean community in Malden to celebrate of one of the most important public holidays in Eritrea. May 24, 2021 marks 30 years of independence and the day serves to honor the heroic struggle and ultimate sacrifices of those involved in the war for independence against Ethiopia. Mayor Christenson presented a proclamation in honor of the holiday remarking on the contributions of the Eritrean Community that contribute to the rich history, culture and diversity of the City of Malden and have helped us build a better nation. The Eritrean Flag, a symbol of Eritrea’s protracted struggle, resilience and long suffering was raised. All in attendance, including the Mayor participated in some traditional dancing.