Bridgetown U.S. Embassy Celebrates USA’s 239th Anniversary of Independence
On July 2, jubilation filled the air at the U.S. Embassy as more than 800 guests came to toast America on her 239th anniversary of independence.
The U.S. Embassy’s event was one of many celebrations hosted by U.S. embassies worldwide to commemorate U.S. independence. Embassy Bridgetown held its celebration on July 2, in a nod to July 2, 1776, the date on which the Continental Congress approved a motion for independence to set the 13 American colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.
In his remarks, which he delivered on behalf of the Barbados government, Minister Sealy underscored the close and productive relationship which the United States enjoys with Barbados, and the Eastern Caribbean and lauded Ambassador Palmer’s accomplishments and commitment to partnership.
“The core principles on which our government was founded remain as true to us today as they were at our independence. That all men and women are created equal; that we are endowed by the Creator with rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of our own share of happiness; and that all people deserve a government that holds those rights as sacrosanct. It is these principles that guide our interactions with the governments and people of the Eastern Caribbean, and that underscore our commitment to human rights in the United States, throughout the Eastern Caribbean, and around the world.”
Guests then dined on classic American food and danced the night away to the sounds of local band, Brass Soul.