The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) remembers 9/11. Macedonia has steadfastly stood by the United States in its missions in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
“As a peace-loving member of the community of democratic nations, Macedonia did not want this war, but the regime of Hussein, despite the commitment of the international community did not leave any option but to be disarmed by force… I would like to take this opportunity to express the support of Macedonia, to the troops of the United States, the United Kingdom and other coalition forces who have put themselves in harm in order to accomplish the crucial task of disarming the regime of Saddam Hussein and bringing democracy to the long-oppressed people of Iraq,” said the late Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski, March 20, 2003.
“You’ve showed the world that it’s possible for people of different backgrounds to live together in peace,” said then-U.S. President George W. Bush in his meeting with Macedonian Prime Minister Buckovski on October 26, 2005.
“I look forward to the day when we can welcome Macedonia to the Alliance,” said current U.S. President Barack Obama on April 4, 2009 at the Strasbourg-Kehl NATO Summit.
The above photo taken today of the Macedonian flag, which was raised at the Charging Bull Triangle, Wall Street area, in New York City, on September 8, 2014, proudly flies next to the United States flag in solidarity.