The Ambassador of the United States of America H.E. Kyle Scott and Mrs Scott hosted a celebratory reception at the garden of the Ambassador’s Residence to mark the 242nd Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America.
“Thank you all for coming here today to help us celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America,” said ambassador Scott.
“The leaders of our revolution charged in the new direction. Not all agreed. They were afraid of the consequence of breaking up the chains of history. However, looking to the future, leaders created a new nation and directed the United States on the road that transformed our history,” said Ambassador Scott, and congratulated his compatriots on the 242nd anniversary of the country’s independence.
“This is the year in which we also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day when President Woodrow Wilson raised the Serbian flag above the White House as a sign of respect and support for our Serbian allies. Famous poster Save the Serbia by Malvina Hoffman encouraged the Americans to a feeling of solidarity with Serbian people.”
“Independence Day is celebrated with family, friends, neighbours. We are celebrating with you, our Serbian neighbours,” Ambassador said.
The reception was attended by President Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojković and Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, as well as Ministers Zorana Mihajlović, Jadranka Joksimović, Ivica Dačić, Nenad Popović, Slavica Đukić-Dejanović, Mayor of Belgrade Zoran Radojičić, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, Head of the EU Delegation Sem Fabrizi, representatives of religious communities, military and diplomatic corps.