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US Embassy Celebrates Independence Day And Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The US Mission hosted diplomats, heads of international and regional organisations, members of Parliament and distinguished guests at the celebration.
04 Jul 2019 16:07
US Embassy Celebrates Independence Day And Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Minister for Foreign Affairs Inia Seruiratu with Charge d’Affaires Michael Goldman with guests during the United States of America Independence Day along with the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo II moon landing. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

More than 500 guests celebrated the United States Independence Day along with the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the US Ambassador’s residence last night.

Charge d’Affaires Michael Goldman said it was a proud moment for the embassy and American around the world to celebrate such an achievement.

“This was a proud moment for our country fulfilling a vision laid forth in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, who committed the United States to putting a man on the moon and bringing him back safely,” Mr Goldman said.

The US Mission hosted diplomats, heads of international and regional organisations, members of Parliament and distinguished guests at the celebration.

The fourth of July is an important day for Americans after the country’s founding fathers pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honour in signing the Declaration of Independence.

Moreover, on July 16, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin launched into space and made history by being the first to land on the moon.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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