On the Occasion of the Feast of San Marino

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 2, 2014

People of San Marino, please accept my sincere congratulations as you celebrate your national holiday, the Feast of San Marino, on September 3.

In these tumultuous times, the enduring 1,713-year-old Republic of San Marino is an example to the world. Your Republic’s ability to transcend past difficulty in Europe and remain a pillar of democracy demonstrates the determination of your people and the perseverance of your values. These qualities have made San Marino a valued ally of the United States throughout our shared history of promoting freedom at home and abroad. We continue to rely on your partnership as we work together to protect human rights and to provide humanitarian assistance around the world.

As you celebrate the Feast of San Marino, please accept the warmest wishes of the people of the United States.