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Donation to the National Police Orphanage
September 12, 2023

Ambassador Pierangelo and Minister of Public Secuirity Fanomezantsoa Randrianarison during the donation ceremony

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros is flying the American flag at half-mast today in honor of the victims and heroes of the 9/11 attacks. On each anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Americans gather at memorials and events across the country to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died in NewYork, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and honor the heroic first responders who gave their lives to help others and left behind loved ones.

On this 22nd anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States, the U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Officer and Marine Security Guard Detachment visited children of fallen Malagasy Police officers. The team, led by U.S. Ambassador Claire Pierangelo, donated food, school supplies, and first-aid medical kits to the children to show support and solidarity.
“Education is really the most important thing that you can do now for the rest of your life. You already had so many challenges that you had to face, so today we want to make the challenge of education a little bit easier” U.S. Ambassador Pierangelo stated while presiding over today’s donation ceremony. “We hope that these school supplies will help make studying a bit easier and will help you do even better.” she added.
September 11, 2001, was one of the darkest days in U.S. history. Today, we were comforted by the smiling faces of the 68 children at Ambatolampy National Police Orphanage.