The Feast of San Marino

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 1, 2011

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send congratulations to the people of San Marino as you celebrate your national holiday, the Feast of San Marino, this September 3.

The Republic of San Marino is an inspiring example to the world. You have transcended centuries of political turmoil, and today you are unwavering in your commitment to democracy and human rights. Around the world your contributions to development and humanitarian assistance, and your continued partnership in international organizations, have impacted the lives of so many.

As you celebrate this special day with family, friends, and loved ones, know that the United States stands with you as a partner and friend.

PRN: 2011/1399