Albania’s National Hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeg was born on May 6, in 1405 being honored in Albania and the world.
This anniversary was marked by the US Ambassador, Yuri Kim who wished on Twitter on Thursday: “Happy birthday to Albania’s greatest warrior – an inspiration to all of us.”
She stressed that Gjergj Kastrioti is honored around the world, including in the US where the statue of him stands in Michigan.
Below is the full wishing birthday note of Ambassador Kim:
“Whether you know him as Gjergj Kastrioti or Skenderbeg, he signed himself Dominus Albaniae (“Lord of Albania”) and defended his people with all his might against an invading empire. He was born this day, May 6, in 1405. He is honored around the world, including in the 🇺🇸, where this statue of him stands in Michigan. I believe the legendary courage and perseverance of Skanderbeg remains alive in the hearts of today’s Albanians. Happy birthday to Albania’s greatest warrior – an inspiration to all of us!” /argumentum.al