Independence Day Reception

Ambassador Sherman and wife Kim Sawyer. (Photo: US Embassy)In celebration of Independence Day, the American Ambassador to Portugal and Mrs. Kim Sawyer held a garden party reception in the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon. A diverse crowd of Portuguese from the local political, business, cultural and academic community, as well as international guests, accepted the invitation to come and celebrate the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. In his remarks, Ambassador Sherman highlighted the significance and timeliness of the “Four Freedoms” speech delivered by President Franklin Roosevelt 75 years ago, before raising a toast to the guests and wishing them a pleasant evening.

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