" Miazia 27 " Honoree And The Daughter Of The First Ethiopian Lieutenant General Died Last Week In Washington D.C.-ወ/ሮ አልማዝ ሃይሉ
Washington D.C. ( Little Ethiopia ) - The Italian colonial troops entered the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa on May 5,1936. The Italian military power came to avenge its loss of 1896 defeat in the Battle of Adwa . Five years later to the day, in 1941, Emperor Haile Selassie I returned to his throne with the help of the Ethiopian Patriots and his effort of international campaign that began in 1936 at the League of Nations.On May 8, 2011, the 1st Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony commemorating the Ethiopian/African Victory of Miazia 27 (May 5, 1941) was held at the African-American Civil War Memorial (10th and U St. NW), Washington DC.and Ms. Almaz Hailu and Sergeant Mekonnen Abebe were honored to place wreath honoring African American and Ethiopian veterans. A woman patriot was selected for the first wreath laying presentation in remembrance of all the Ethiopian mothers who lost tens of thousands of children who perished by the environmental destruction of the Chemical Warfare by fascist Italy.
Ms. Hailu who passed away last week at 86 was the daughter of the 1st Ethiopian Lieutenant General Hailu Kebede who valiantly fought the Italians and when he died at the battlefield the fascists took his decapitated head and displayed it in Rome.
ወ/ሮ አልማዝ ሃይሉ ሃገራቸውን በማስከበር ትግል ከ1935 እስከ 1941 በተደረገው የፋሽስት ጣሊያን ጦርነት ከአባታቸው ሌተናል (ደጅአዝማች) ሃይሉ ከበደ ጋር በዱር በገደል አበረው ዋጋ የከፈሉ ሲሆኑ በ2011 በዋሽንግተን ዲሲ በሚገኘው የአፍሪካን አሜሪካውያን የሰማእታት ሃውልት የአበባ ጉንጉን ያስቀመጡ የመጀመሪያ የሊትል ኢትዮጵያ የክብር እንግዳ ነበሩ። ነገር ግን ከቅርብ ጊዜ ወዲህ ባደረባቸው ጽኑ ህመም ምክንያት በተወለዱ በ86 ዓመታቸው ለብዙ ጊዜ በስደት ከኖሩበት ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ከዚህ ዓለም በሞት ሲለዩ ስርዓተ ቀብራቸውም በኢትዮጵያ ተፈጸመ።