CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 12, 2011: The 256th birthday of America`s greatest immigrant, Caribbean national Alexander Hamilton, was again marked on Tuesday, January 11th by officials of the Bowling Green Association, the Caribbean World News Network and the Museum of Finance.
For the past three years, the three organizations have been collaborating to mark both the birth and death anniversary of Hamilton. On Tuesday, officials laid a wreath sponsored by the Museum at the Trinity Church gravesite of Hamilton.
CWNN`s Felicia Persaud noted that this year it is now more important than ever to remember Hamilton because his birthday comes a day before the one year anniversary of the devastating tragedy in Haiti that killed 230,000 and left over 1 million displaced.
`As a Caribbean national who later became a founding father of the United States and Secretary of the Treasury, it would have been interesting to see what Hamilton would have done for Haiti had he been with us today,` said Persaud. `We cannot forget Hamilton, Haiti or the contributions to these United States.`
William Chrystal, author of `Hamilton by the Slice: Falling in Love with Our Most lnfluential`, also laid a wreath at the tomb of Hamilton Tuesday. Chrystal called Hamilton `the Bill Gates of his time` who `revolutionized the world!`