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Ambassador Barzun’s Thanksgiving Day Address 2016

Ambassador Matthew W. Barzun St. Paul’s Cathedral London, UK November 24, 2016   Happy Thanksgiving. What a joy to be here. Here we are. Nearly 400 years since English pilgrims explored distant shores and shared that first feast of Thanksgiving with native Americans in Massachusetts. And now here — back in England where those habits…

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The Future of the Special Relationship

Because ultimately the future of our Special Relationship will be in the hands not of politicians or diplomats like me. It resides with you- the students and young people here in the room today. Kings College USA Week: The Future of the Special Relationship Lew Lukens, Deputy Chief of Mission Great Hall, King’s College London…

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DCM Lew Lukens remarks at Remembrance Sunday 2016

Remembrance Sunday Remarks, 2016 Lew Lukens, Deputy Chief of Mission Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial November 13, 2016   DCM LUKENS: Lord Lieutenant, Mr. Mayor. Distinguished veterans and members of the armed services. Your families. British friends. Fellow Americans. “Progress is not inevitable.” “It requires struggle and perseverance and discipline and faith.” President Obama spoke those words in London, earlier this year. He was talking to a hall full of young men and women – Britons with the good fortune not to have known conflict themselves. He reminded them: “Those who came before us risked their lives – to give us the chance to know something better.” On this day,…

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Walter H. Annenberg

WALTER H. ANNENBERG Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s 1969 – 1974 Walter Hubert Annenberg is praised as one of the world’s greatest philanthropists, having contributed millions of dollars to hundreds of causes. Fabulously wealthy and unashamedly self-indulgent, Annenberg still maintains a sincere and genuine attachment to the common man. EDUCATION Annenberg earned a business degree from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1927. CAREER Entered the family publishing concern, Triangle Publications, whose titles included Daily Racing Form and the Philadelphia Inquirer, in 1927. Inherited Triangle Publications in 1942 on the death of his father, Moses Annenberg. Started Seventeen magazine in 1944. Served as…

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A Labor of Love

Ambassador Barzun’s Thanksgiving Day address St. Pauls Cathedral 27 November 2014 (As prepared for delivery) Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The last time I saw so many American faces was when Brooke and I were hosting our first Fourth of July Party at Winfield House. And I have to say, it felt a little strange celebrating Independence Day here in England. I mean, independence from…you know who. And there were lots of Brits there of course. But a British friend said: “Don’t worry.  We celebrate July 4th here too.  Only we call it Thanksgiving.” Good one. Brits are very sporting about getting through that distinctive American holiday. And they tend to enjoy…

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DCM Dibble’s Remarks at a Gala Event marking the 20th anniversary of the Study USA Program

DCM Dibble 17 October 2014 (As prepared for delivery) DCM DIBBLE: Thank you very much for a typically warm welcome to Belfast.  I always enjoy coming here and it’s great to be back again. What an honor to be with you; and to be able to offer my congratulations in person to all of you this evening on 20 years of the Study USA program. When it first got going back in 1994, everything looked a bit different.  I for one certainly did. And Northern Ireland was a very different place, of course.  But the momentum for peace was already beginning to build. Away from public gaze, many groups and…

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Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Dibble

Elizabeth Dibble was the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the U.S. Embassy in London from 2013-July 2016. From 2011 – 2013 she was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which manages U.S. relations with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.  From 2010 – 2011 Ms. Dibble was Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, where her portfolio included managing U.S. relations with the European Union and Western Europe. As Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Rome from 2008 to 2010 Ms. Dibble was the chief operating officer for the 800-person U.S.…

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Ambassador Barzun’s Fourth of July Remarks 2016

Remarks Ambassador Matthew Barzun Winfield House London, United Kingdom 30 June 2016   AMBASSADOR BARZUN: So great to see you all here today! My fellow diplomats, friends, friends of friends: Welcome to Winfield House! And where are the Young Leaders UK- the YLUK-ers? Are you having fun? Thank you all for being here to celebrate…

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Presidents of the United States

The most-current copy of this table is always located on the official website of the U.S. Embassy in London.   Last updated 15 June 2016) Useful Sites The Presidents of the United States of America, a page at the White House web site, also lists former Presidents, with their dates in office, plus links to individual biographical information, “fun facts”, “fast facts”, texts of inaugural addresses, and links onward to presidential libraries. The Office of Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration maintains a network of presidential libraries and materials project. These are not traditional libraries, but rather repositories for preserving and making available the papers, records, and other historical materials of U.S. Presidents since Herbert Hoover.…

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