Insider Quote: A 24/7 Responsibility

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“Debbie and I also had the responsibility of taking care of the Embassy communities. This was a 24/7 responsibility. Whatever the emergency or crisis among our Embassy employees (350 in Prague, 1,050 in Paris, of which 60 percent were Foreign Service nationals, ie. Czechs or French), we were on call. We hosted the Embassy team for picnics, games, Christmas parties with kids, Easter egg hunts, Memorial Day remembrances, July 4th celebrations, festive barbeques, and Thanksgiving. We tried to be as accessible as possible.”

Craig Stapleton
US Ambassador to France (2005-2009 )and Czech Republic (2001-2004)
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