Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim Philip T. Reeker – Speeches, Remarks & Media

Remarks and speeches by Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim Philip T. Reeker are listed below in chronological order.

November 27, 2021
Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Reeker at The 2021 Marine Ball
“To all of our British brothers and sisters in arms who are here tonight – I want to thank every single one of you for making us all feel so welcome in your home country, and for all you do to contribute to this very special relationship that exists between us – both in the UK, and everywhere around the world that we train and operate together.”

November 25, 2021
Chargé d’Affaires Reeker Thanksgiving Speech at St. Paul’s Cathedral
“Some 43 years on, one of the most touching moments since the Secretary of State dispatched me to lead the U.S. Mission to the United Kingdom was on September 11, when Her Majesty The Queen asked that our national anthem be played during the Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle, to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Joined by Embassy colleagues, I took the salute as the band played the Star Spangled Banner in remembrance of the thousands who lost their lives on that fateful day in 2001 and in the era of fear and anger since. This rare and moving tribute was a visible–and audible–reminder of our friendship, of how our two countries stand side-by-side through our most difficult challenges. “

November 14, 2021
Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Reeker at the Remembrance Day Memorial Commemoration at Brookwood American Cemetery
“That’s why every year, at this time, we make the same promise – Americans and Brits alike. The promise to remember those who died serving under our flags. To remember with pride, what they did for our countries. Their service and the sheer depths of their sacrifices, and what they, their families, their communities, their nations – lost when their lives were cut tragically short.”

November 12, 2021
Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Reeker’s remarks at a Remembrance Day Reception at Winfield House
“And finally, I want to thank everyone here who continues to serve our countries. That includes those of you serving in the military. And those of you serving as diplomats as well. Together, we all have the same mission. To move, together, towards shared goals of peace, security, and prosperity for everyone.”

October 21, 2021
Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Reeker at the Pacific Futures Forum aboard the HMS Prince of Wales.

October 20, 2021
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Reeker visits RAF Fairford

September 30, 2021
Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i Reeker at the 2021 Fulbright Reception.

September 28, 2021
The  Road to COP26 – Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i Reeker at Winfeld House

September 23, 2021
Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i Reeker at the International Maritime Organization reception 
The reception was held at Winfield House and photos from the event are on our Flickr album.

September 22, 2021
Winning the Race to Net Zero: Journey to COP26
Photos from this reception at Winfield House are on a Flickr album.

September 09, 2021
“And Yet We Rise: 20 Years of Remembrance & Reflection” Exhibit Launch