U.S.A. National Day Bash


I just returned from the U.S.A. National Day bash at the American Embassy. It was marvelous fun, a great mix of people from all walks of life in Kuwait, with delectable food represented by major companies and the very talented New Orleans All-Star Brass Band. The theme of the night: Celebrating the Spirit of New Orleans.

As I walked into the grounds of the American Embassy I was given a straw hat, some beads and an illuminated shoulder pin in order to get into the Mardi gras spirit!

I saw many business acquaintances and old friends; including a former boss that I worked for a while back (it was great seeing him again, it certainly brought back good memories). I also got a chance to touch base with some Foreign Service officers that I had not seen in a while as well as some American military personnel serving here.

I don’t usually eat at official functions although the food stands and platters looked appetizing and everyone seemed to be having a great time.

U.S. Ambassador, Richard LeBaron and his staff were very patient and friendly doing the social rounds and guests were offered a chance to take a picture with Ambassador LeBaron if they so desired.

All in all, it was an enjoyable and classy night; a fitting tribute to the United States and the State of New Orleans, who were devastated by the hurricane Katrina last year.

3 thoughts on “U.S.A. National Day Bash

  1. Nice, sounds like a lot of fun.
    by the way, our lunch was from spices today.
    miss the ol days too.

  2. Sorry , I had some other stuff to do that kept me busy and could not make it. Sounds like I missed out on a fun evening. Oh well there is always next year.

  3. Hi there!
    Last night was a blast! Mark didn’t show up and I can’t vouch for Don Veto cause I don’t know what he looks like! I did see Nibaq and Tata!
    I enjoy such social events cause they liven up discussion amongst people and it’s a great way to get to meet new people who have a tramendous amount of experience! I could learn lots of things from just doing my rounds and saying hi to people and listening to what they have to say about a specific issue!

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