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Gov. Patrick To Host Event Marking Haiti Earthquake Anniversary

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 12: People search for survivors amongst the rubble of the Caribbean Super Market in Delmas on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti today, followed by at least a dozen aftershocks, causing widespread devastation in the capital of Port-au-Prince. (Photo by Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 12: People search for survivors amongst the rubble of the Caribbean Super Market in Delmas on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti today, followed by at least a dozen aftershocks, causing widespread devastation in the capital of Port-au-Prince. (Photo by Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials and members of the state’s Haitian-American community are coming together at the Statehouse to remember the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti more than two years ago.

Gov. Deval Patrick and state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, D-Boston, are hosting the event Monday.

It will include the presentation of a special proclamation to the Haitian consulate, declaring Jan. 12 through Feb. 11 as Haitian Earthquake Remembrance Month in Massachusetts.

The Jan. 12, 2010, disaster killed 316,000 people and displaced 1.5 million others.

Patrick’s office says Monday’s event, called “Reflections on Haiti: Two Years After the Earthquake,” will be broadcast live to thousands of Haitians around the world.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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