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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  1. blackbear1 says:

    For the past 25 years my Wife and I have sponsored a number of Haitian children through a private, church operated foundation. The money goes directly to the student, feeds them, educates them with no administrative costs or skimming. When my In-Laws past away, we picked up their child. Thankfully both are safe. One will soon be graduating from HS and hopes to become a Doctor. I am so proud and pleased with this program which is untouched by grandstanding politicians. My late Father in Law traveled there, putting himself in danger in order to assist in building hospitals and schools. I hope to be as good a steward and Christian as he was.

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