The pyramid on the US dollar bill indelibly engraves the greatness of Egypt in the mind of every American, inspiring them to make what they build equally timeless and transcendent, US Ambassador in Cairo Robert Stephen Beecroft said on Tuesday.
The mark of Egyptians in America is unique, poignant, and priceless, from Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail to the millions of immigrants and visitors who bring Egypt with them and infuse America with its essence, Beecroft added at the U.S Embassy’s 2015 Independence Day celebration.
He added that the anniversary of American Independence is marked today rather than on July 4 for the convenience of "our guests who will be fasting during Ramadan."
"About 239 years ago, America’s founders signed the Declaration of Independence and offered a new nation, conceived in liberty and equality," he said.
He pointed out that the evolution of American democracy has not followed a straight path. "We have struggled as we have strived to progress and improve."
"Americans are the first to admit that we make mistakes. But we don’t give up, because keeping the republic is at the center of who we are," he said.
With each generation, the United States has grown stronger because of the extraordinary people from every part of the world who come to our shores, the ambassador noted.
"As a nation of immigrants, the face of America reflects every race, culture, and creed. So when Americans celebrate our Independence Day, we celebrate with everyone – our great Egyptian friends here in Cairo and our friends around the world," he concluded.