Happy Independence Day!
Dear Friends from the United States.
Today is your Independence Day!
Happy fourth of July!
Congratulations to all of you. Now you have 236 years of Independence.
Catalonia is about to commemorate 300 years of struggle to regain
our much valued principles, Liberty and Independence.
May the example of such Patriots as America’s George Washington
and Catalonia´s Pau Claris i Casademunt (1586-1641), guide our People
to join the commonwealth of Free Nations as soon as possible.
Remember that our National Capital, Barcelona,
was one of the first places where the still young American Republic
decided to open a General Consulate (1797).
United States and Catalonia have since then show a mutual
appreciation and collaboration. And we hope this trend will continue in
the coming years in order to satisfy our shared interests and values.