Tree Planting Ceremony National Arboretum


April 7, 2017

The Embassy of Slovenia in Washington DC, together with representatives from the U.S. State Department and several diplomats commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the United States recognition of Slovenia as independent state. The main act of commemoration was the planting a Linden tree which is a symbol of Slovenia’s national heritage. The ceremony was held in the United States National Arboretum. A Linden tree was planted by Slovenian Ambassador Dr. Božo Cerar, Allan Wendt first United States Ambassador to Slovenia 1993 to 1995 and Joseph Mussomeli United States Ambassador to Slovenia 2010 to 2015. The timing of this event was symbolic, since the United States recognized Slovenia on April 7 1992. The ceremony concluded with a reception held at the Slovenian Embassy

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