- Sep 2007
- Maybe my user title will provide a clue.
From Prague Castle:
From the US Embassy:
https://www.hrad.cz/en/president-of-the-cr/current-president-of-the-cr/selected-speeches-and-interviews/a-message-of-greeting-of-the-president-of-the-czech-republic-on-the-occasion-of-the-day-of-independence-of-the-usa-14172Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends,
First, let me congratulate all American citizens present here on your Day of Independence! I am very sorry that I cannot be here at this beautiful residence with you today in person, but at least I'll gladly use this opportunity to address you. I ask Ambassador King to convey my congratulations to the American people back in the United States and elsewhere. This is your holiday and you should enjoy it!
As you all know, the Czech Republic has its own Independence Day as well. This year, we will celebrate its 100thanniversary on October 28. During the last one hundred years we have proven many times that our two countries are strong allies, dedicated partners and good friends. Czechoslovakia would have never been established without the help of Americans. America would have never been so great without the contribution of Czechs and Slovaks living in the United States.
Those people came to the New World to enjoy the independence, rights and freedoms we are celebrating here today. But they also helped to make the U.S.A. the strong and great country that it is today.
Nobody says that everything is perfect. We all know that the bilateral agenda could welcome a fresh impulse. We Czechs and Europeans also know that we must do more to secure our safety. Other challenges come from a certain shift in the priorities of the American administration. However, despite angry tweets and looming tit-for-tat economic measures, it is clear that Europe needs America and America needs Europe.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me congratulate you again to the Independence Day and wish you enjoy the celebration!
Miloš Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic
From the US Embassy:
U.S. and Czechoslovak Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (portrayed by actors from the Prague Shakespeare Company) celebrated the 242th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America at a reception hosted at U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Prague.
Presidents Wilson and Masaryk, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Stephen King celebrated not only the anniversary, but also marked a centennial of Czech-American diplomatic relations. One hundred years ago, Czechoslovakia declared its independence, and shortly thereafter, the United States established formal diplomatic relations with the new country.
Both Presidents Wilson and Masaryk enjoyed the evening and presented key moments of our shared history and relations 100 years ago.
https://cz.usembassy.gov/presidents-wilson-and-masaryk-celebrated-independence-day-in-prague/In addition, Ambassador King announced that, in honor of the U.S.-Czech centennial celebrations this year, the Glorietta, which stands behind the Embassy in Prague – Mala Strana, will be lit in the Czech and American colors of red, white, and blue for the rest of the year.