In addition to supporting World Partnerships, I was there to meet a judge from Macedonia -- Judge Krstikjeska of the Primary Court in Skopje. We had an engaging conversation over dinner. I am looking forward to visiting her at the courthouse on my next trip to Skopje.
It was a pleasure to meet Charlotte Titus, the Chief of the Europe and Eurasia Branch of the Office of International Visitors, who spoke at the dinner as well.
During the welcome reception before the dinner, we heard a presentation from one of the founders of the American Freedom Distillery and its Horse Soldier Bourbon. Wow! These are the famous soldiers who responded to the call after 9/11. If you don't already know their story, click on the link below to learn more.
For more about World Partnerships, see http://www.worldpartnerships.org/about.html
For more about the American Freedom Distillery, see https://www.americanfreedomdistillery.com/
And the 12 Strong movie trailer -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Denciie5oA
|with Judge Krstikjeska|
|at the registration -- with Gary Springer, of World Partnerships, along with Judge Krstikjeska and a police officer from Scotland|
|with Mary Ellen Upton of World Partnerships|
|the Chief of the Europe and Eurasia Branch of the Office of International Visitors, Charlotte Titus|
|I appreciate all that Gary and Mary Ellen do at World Partnerships to bring international visitors to St Pete (photo of one of the centerpieces)|
|the molds for the bottles are made from steel from the World Trade Center|