ABCK celebrates thanksgiving
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.