US Embassy in Georgia celebrates the Independence Day of the United States. The event is taking place at the residence of the US Ambassador.
“I am very proud to be able to celebrate America’s 245th Independence Day with some of our Georgian friends and colleagues. Unfortunately, we were not able to do the usual big party at the Embassy because of COVID, but I hope we will be able to do that next year.
July 4th is the day Americans celebrate the signing of our Declaration of Independence. It is a day when we honor the freedoms that so many of us have fought and died to protect and to defend. It is also a day when Americans reflect on some of the privileges that we sometimes take too much for granted: our independence, our freedoms, our way of life, our values. And this is a moment when we can think about our founding principles of equality and liberty, individual rights and the rule of law. These are values that Americans and Georgians share and that is why it is such a privilege for me to be able to celebrate America’s birthday here today with our Georgian friends and to emphasize the importance of the Georgian-American friendship,” US Ambassador Kelly Degnan stated.
Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Parliament Speaker Kakha Kuchava have attended the solemn reception at the US Ambassador residence. Top Georgian officials have sent their best wishes to the United States on its 245th Independence Day.
The United States adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.