Wednesday, March 14, 2012


On March 6, 2012, our TGC group joined thousands in celebrating 55 years of Ghana's statehood in Accra's Independence Square.  Ghana was the first African nation to gain independence from Great Britain.     

President John Atta Mills spoke and each branch of the military was featured in a processional.  Student groups, the police, and fire departments joined the military in formation.  The colors of the Ghanaian flag were represented by different uniforms in the square.  Each color represents something significant in Ghanaian history.  Yellow represents gold and the nobility of the Ghanaian character, red represents blood of the nation's freedom fighters, green represents land, and black represents the emancipation of the people of the country.

The best part of the celebration was sitting near a school group, especially watching them buy all kinds of treats from the vendors.


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  2. ...and I can barely balance a hat on my head.

    I know there is a lot more to say about this post, but a large part of me wants to just watch someone balance food on their head

    1. It is so impressive. I feel like there could be a blog devoted to items carried on the head. Part of me wants to take photos of these feats.