ABCK cel­e­brates thanks­giv­ing

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The American Busi­ness Coun­cil of Kuwait (ABCK) held a tra­di­tional Thanks­giv­ing din­ner on the 15th of Novem­ber at the Em­bassy of the United States of Amer­ica in Kuwait. The sold out din­ner was at­tended by well over 100 ABCK mem­bers, US Am­bas­sador Sil­ver­man, US Em­bassy staff and mem­bers of the US Armed Forces. The guests were treated to a tra­di­tional Thanks­giv­ing din­ner and of­fered mem­bers the op­por­tu­nity of net­work­ing with other busi­ness lead­ers in the com­mu­nity in the beau­ti­ful gar­dens of the Em­bassy.

ABCK Chair Dr Juliet Dinkha, wel­comed guests and thanked US Am­bas­sador Sil­ver­man for host­ing the Thanks­giv­ing din­ner. Dr Dinkha also thanked the mem­bers of the Armed Ser­vices who were in at­ten­dance and they re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion from the guests for their ser­vice in the United States Mil­i­tary. A big thanks was given by Dr Dinkha to the ABCK mem­bers that gen­er­ously spon­sored the sol­diers’ at­ten­dance at the din­ner.

These in­cluded Ernest Frost, Za­far Ali, Gregg Stevens, Jaa­far Be­hbe­hani, James Sizer, Jack Mont­gomery, Gary Menke, Mary McNally, Dr Nis­rine Abu Al­hasan, Zina Amin Alka­zemi, Jef­frey Catlett, Oswaldo Rueda, Tom Per­rone, and Zouzou Khalil.

Am­bas­sador Sil­ver­man spoke about the his­tory of Thanks­giv­ing and its mean­ing to Amer­i­cans. The First Thanks­giv­ing was in 1621 in Amer­ica be­tween Pil­grims and Na­tive Amer­i­cans and lasted three days. Am­bas­sador Sil­ver­man ad­vised that Thanks­giv­ing be­came a US Fed­eral Hol­i­day in 1863.

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