The Embassy of Saint Lucia and the Saint Lucian diaspora came together to celebrate the nation’s 40th Independence Anniversary with several events held throughout the greater Washington DC Metropolitan area.

Officiated by Reverend Charles Wynder, with guest homilist Monsignor Francis Michelle of Saint Lucia, an ecumenical service was held at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Washington DC on Sunday, Feb. 24th, 2019. The service was attended by former Ambassadors of Saint Lucia to the United States of America – Ambassador Dr. Joseph Edsel Edmunds (1984-1997) and Ambassador Sonia Johnny (1997-2007) and members of the CARICOM diplomatic corps who also share in fellowship with the Saint Lucian community over a meal prepared by members of the Saint Lucia Association of the Metro Washington, DC Area. Current Ambassador H.E. Anton Edmunds shared his sentiments on the occasion where he expressed the importance of patriotism as the driver of the nation’s future.

View the Ambassador’s full speech here.

Photos courtesy Mr. Cletus Springer.

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