US Senator for New York the Honorable Charles Schumer wishes Albanians for Flag Day in Dielli Newspaper/
“I am honored to congratulate the Republic of Albania as well as all Albanian Americans as they commemorate the 101th Anniversary of Albanian Independence from the Ottoman Empire.
As a person of Jewish heritage, I am honored to recognize Albania’s heroic efforts to protect its Jewish populace and the thousands of refugees that fled to Albania during 1938. From the Republic of Albania’s inception at the London Conference to present, the Republic of Albania continues to flourish under the democratic leadership of President Bujar Nishani and Prime Minister Edi Rama.
Albanians are an industrious and indefatigable community; as a tireless advocate for its citizenry, the Albanian government has a legacy of ensuring its citizens are protected at all costs. Oppressed by the Ottoman Empire prior to 1912, Albanians’ valor to combat persecution during the Holocaust speaks to the virtuous nature of its people and heritage. It is an honor to acknowledge and reaffirm the bond shared between these two great nations and New York’s commitment to Albanian Americans. It is a great pleasure to congratulate Albania on its recent spur of economic and social growth within the last ten years as it works towards European Union membership and look forward to continuing the relationships for years to come.”