Former Assemblyman Steve Kaufman was the Master of Ceremony for the 102nd celebration of the independence of Albania.
Left - First it was the American National Anthem that was sung.
Right - Then it was the National Anthem of Albania that was sung.
Mr. Esad Rizai the Founder and President of the Albanian-American Society Foundation inc. gives greetings to the audience.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. addresses the audience, as the first Albanian member of the state assembly Mark Gjonaj listens.
Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj thanks BP Diaz Jr. for coming, and also tells everyone that we are all one people.
A group photo of Assemblyman Gjonaj, BP Diaz Jr., Honoree Beqir Sina, AASF President Rizai, and Ferit Hoxha Ambassador of Albania.
This however is what it was all about- Tradition of the Albanian culture.