On the evening of July 3, a “New Orleans” themed gala and cake ceremony was held for Afghan officials, Ambassadors, military personnel and citizens from other nations. The cake, which celebrated the United States’ 241st birthday and which weighed a whopping 164 lbs., was cut with a sword by the Marines. On July 4, DI hosted a breakfast for a U.S. Congressional Delegation and then later a BBQ dinner for the Embassy community.
Much kudos was later received by the DI team. Andrea Molfetto from USAID wrote, “You all are an amazing team. We’re lucky to have such a great group of professionals and amazing cooks here at Embassy Kabul!”
Ambassador Hugo Llorens praised the DI team, “You should be proud of the level of service you provided, not only to our international guests, but to our visiting U.S. Senators, and to the Embassy community as a whole.” Ambassador Llorens’ remarks on the celebration of Independence Day can be found here.
Photos from the events can be found on DI’s Flickr album.