U.S. Independence Day Reception 2016

On June 30, Ambassador Glyn Davies and Embassy colleagues welcomed Thai and international friends to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. Celebrating the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service through “America from Sea to Shining Sea,” the Ambassador highlighted the significance of the U.S. national parks system in American history and defining the American spirit, and praised the thriving sister park relationship between Khao Yai National Park in Thailand and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the United States. Guests were able to explore a number of unique U.S. scenic and historic locations recreated at the event and enjoyed highlights of regional cuisine from across the United States.