Memorial of Dr. John Garang: The audacious life and his legacy

“Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one-that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.” By Ratan Tata

August 2, 2014 (SSNA) — Every year we South Sudanese Americans who lives in the US participated in celebrating American national holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day. This time, we Twic East community in the states are kindly inviting friends, South Sudanese from all walks of life to attend the Memorial of Dr. John Garang plus recognitions of other sons and daughters of Twic Community who have selfless sacrificed for many years. Few examples are: Akuot Atem, Arok Thon Arok, Bul Khooc, Ajang Duot, Adir Deng, and other citizens of ours. So we are also inviting natives of Twic East, Duk and Bor counties of Jonglei to come and celebrate the Memorial of Dr. Garang in late September.

In marking his memorial history, we will dedicate a tremendous amount of time to tout his audacious legacy, towering achievements, vision for new Sudan which culminated to Comprehensive Peace Agreement in January 2005 that was translated to Independence of South Sudan in 2011 as well. We will also recognize on that day the accomplishment of those officers, men and women who fought bravely for South Sudanese freedom. Their sacrifices and commitment in the battlefields are still standing tall in our memories. We are proud that Dr. John Garang along with his fellow comrades has won the just war of liberation struggle to secure the independence of South Sudan in East Africa.

Therefore, as we are gearing up, preparing for big event; we wanted to inform the general public that we are heading to Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines is a wonderful place to visit, not that only; the Iowa itself is where Dr. John Garang achieved most of his high education goals from Iowa State University. Please just mark on your calendar- we have scheduled the Memorial of Dr. John Garang on September 27-28, 2014. With that in mind, we want you to stay tune and we will make you inform if new information become available.

On behalf of Twic East community in the United States and his team, President Wal Garang would love to welcome you in Des Moines. In his capacity as president of Twic East community in the states, Mr. Garang will send out letters of invitation to various leaders who are leading organizations to attend the celebration with recognition. We hope this message of historic significance will find you in good spirit.

Many thanks and we are looking forward to see you soon in Des Moines, Iowa

Twic East Community-USA:

President Wal Garang
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