May 3rd, 2018
Our Consulate General in Edinburgh organized an awesome afternoon & evening in Glasgow with Ambassador Johnson.
The first stop was the Emirates Arena to meet the Glasgow Rocks Pro Basketball Team and the Scottish Sports Futures – both doing incredible work with young folk in the local area
The last stop in Glasgow was the iconic Kelvingrove Art Museum. Ambassador Johnson noted it was “[a] Seriously impressive museum with so much to see – I’ll need to return!”
And finally, an excellent dinner for Ambassador Johnson, hosted by RSM UK and the Scottish North American Business Council with key business leaders in Scotland. A chance for a fantastic discussion about enhancing our already strong Transatlantic commercial links!
May 4th, 2018
Ambassador Johnson traveled to the Isle of Islay in Scotland to pay his respects on behalf of all Americans to the brave U.S. soldiers who lost their lives 100 years ago.
A replica of the Stars and Stripes flag made overnight when U.S. soldiers washed up on Islay’s shores, was flown at commemorations a century on thanks to the Islay Quilters.
Below, Ambassador Johnson views the original 100-year-old U.S. flag in the Islay Museum. Thanks to the Smithsonian Museum this was returned in time for today’s service.
Private Roy Muncaster of the U.S. Army is the only U.S. soldier who remains buried on Islay. May we never forget his sacrifice, nor those of his companions:
Warships from Britain, America, France and Germany gathered over the WW1 wreck off the coast of Islay:
At 12pm Ambassador Johnson placed a wreath during the service at the Port Ellen War Memorial: