estled on the northeast shoulder of South America on the Atlantic Ocean lies the country of Guyana. Known as the "Land of Many Waters," Guyana occupies a unique niche in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere as an English-speaking West Indian enclave and a former outpost of the British Empire on the South American continent.
Remembering the Sacrifice
he sky over Nairobi was grim and overcast--befitting the tragedy that struck Aug. 7, 1998, when terrorists bombed the U.S. Embassy there, killing 12 Americans and 201 Kenyans in and around the building and wounding and scarring thousands more.
The Nairobi mission community gathered Jan. 21 at the ambassador's residence to honor the sacrifice of the victims and the courage of the survivors. On that day, however, the sky was a soft blue, decked with wisps of clouds. The contrast seemed appropriate.
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