4th of July – U.S. Embassy Celebration Round-Up (Part 2)

US Embassy Belgrade, Serbia | June 30, 2011

Ambassador Mary Warlick:
“This year we celebrate a milestone, 130 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries. In 1878, within days of Serbia gaining independence at the Congress of Berlin, the U.S. Ambassador to Vienna recommended to Washington that the United States establish formal relations with the Principality of Serbia. Although our economic relationship at the time was limited, the United States wanted to extend its support and official recognition to Serbia’s hard earned independence. Thus, in Belgrade in October of 1881, Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Finance Čedomilj Mijatović and U.S. diplomat Eugene Schuyler signed a Consular Convention and Treaty of Commerce.”

US Ambassador to Serbia Mary Warlick with husband, US Ambassador to
Bulgaria James Warlick during the July 4th celebration
at the US Embassy in Serbia
Photo from US Embassy Serbia/Facebook

US Embassy Nassau, Bahamas | June 30, 2011
“On Thursday, June 30 the United States Embassy observed the 235th Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America by co-hosting a grand celebration in Freeport, Grand Bahama under the theme, “Celebrating the United States’ Great Military Traditions”.  The event was held in partnership with the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) aboard the U.S. Naval Ship USS VICKSBURG at the Lucayan Harbour.”

Minister of Housing The Hon. Kenneth Russell and Mrs. Russell,
Mr. Theodore Sarandos (Netflix’s Chief Content Office and ambassador’s spouse),
U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas Nicole A. Avant,
USNORTHCOM Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr., and Mrs. Winnefeld
participate in the official cake cutting ceremony

U.S. Embassy Paraguay | 1 July 2011

235º Aniversario de la Independencia| 1 de julio, 2011 – “Esta mañana, se llevó a cabo el Izamiento de la Bandera en conmemoración del 235º aniversario de la Independencia de los Estados Unidos de América. La Embajadora, Liliana Ayalde, dio lectura al mensaje de la Secretaria de Estado, Hillary Clinton, con motivo de la Independencia de los Estados Unidos, celebrada cada 4 de julio. El solemne acto se llevó a cabo en los jardines de la Embajada.”

US Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan |  July 02.2011

US Embassy Ottawa, Canada | July 4, 2011

Canada – USA Ambassador’s BBQ Cup held at the official residence of the U.S. ambassador, David Jacobson.  Three teams from Canada against three teams from the U.S. which reportedly served 4,000 guests.  Oh, yes, the Canadian team swept all three categories for chicken, ribs and pork butt! Ambassador Jacobson blogged about his bbq event with the 4,000 friends here.  Photos of the yummy bbq here.  Press coverage here.

US Mission Pakistan: Islamabad | July 4, 2011

U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter, Pakistani Prime Minister Raza Gilani and wife of Ambassador Munter, Dr. Marilyn Wyatt cut the cake at Independence Day celebration in Islamabad. Also in photo is Minister of Interior Rehman Malik
Photo from US Embassy Pakistan
US Consulate General Lahore | June 30, 2011

“U.S. Consulate General Lahore celebrated 235th Independence day of the United States of America with great enthusiasm and festivities. Deputy Chief of Mission Richard E. Hoagland from Islamabad also participated in the event. […] This year’s theme was “Washington State” since our current Consul General Carmela Conroy was born there.  The party was based on a street market in Washington State called Pike Place Market.  The food represented Washington State specialties like apples and onions and were named after Washington State cities, famous locations and companies. Adding to the street market scene and feel, USAID displayed and presented seven projects that are currently underway in Pakistan. “

Deputy Chief of Mission Richard E. Hoagland, U.S. Consul General Carmela Conroy, and chief guest Shehryar Taseer cutting the Independence Day celebration party cake
Photo from US CG Lahore/Facebook