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Toni Kukoč inducted into the Basketball Hall of FameToni Kukoč, legendary player of the Croatian national team and of th...
09/12/2021
Toni Kukoc Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech

Toni Kukoč inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame

Toni Kukoč, legendary player of the Croatian national team and of the Chicago Bulls, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, receiving the supreme honor for his basketball legacy. Michael Jordan and Jerry Reinsdorf were Kukoč’s co-presenters at the induction ceremony held in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday, September 11th. In the Hall of Fame, Kukoč joins Krešimir Ćosić, Dražen Petrović, Mirko Novosel and Dino Rađa, making Croatia the country, outside the U.S., with the highest number of Basketball Hall of Famers.

https://www.nba.com/bulls/video/teams/bulls/2021/09/11/442865/1631407920955-toni-kukoc-hall-fame-induction-442865

Listen to Toni Kukoc's Hall of Fame induction speech.

09/11/2021
The Memorial | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

On the sad 20th anniversary, we commemorate the victims of the terrible 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, standing together with our American friends and Allies in their grief and remembrance, sharing determination to secure a world free of terror.
https://www.911memorial.org/visit/memorial

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Gen. Šerić inducted into the NDU Hall of Fame Commander of the Croatian Army, Lieutenant General Boris Šerić, was induct...
09/09/2021

Gen. Šerić inducted into the NDU Hall of Fame



Commander of the Croatian Army, Lieutenant General Boris Šerić, was inducted into the National Defense University International Fellows Hall of Fame, by the President of the National Defense University, Lieutenant General Michael T. Plehn, and by Commandant of Eisenhower School, Brigadier General Joy L. Curriera, at the ceremony held on September 7th 2021 at National Defense University, Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.. Croatian Ambassador to the U.S. Pjer Šimunović and Croatian Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attache in U.S. Brigadier General Tomislav Galić attended the ceremony.

Gen. Šerić inducted into the NDU Hall of Fame



Commander of the Croatian Army, Lieutenant General Boris Šerić, was inducted into the National Defense University International Fellows Hall of Fame, by the President of the National Defense University, Lieutenant General Michael T. Plehn, and by Commandant of Eisenhower School, Brigadier General Joy L. Curriera, at the ceremony held on September 7th 2021 at National Defense University, Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.. Croatian Ambassador to the U.S. Pjer Šimunović and Croatian Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attache in U.S. Brigadier General Tomislav Galić attended the ceremony.

Croatia's Victory Day, with pride and remembrance  On the August 5th, Croatia celebrates its Victory and Homeland Thanks...
08/04/2021

Croatia's Victory Day, with pride and remembrance

On the August 5th, Croatia celebrates its Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders, remembering and honoring all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending Croatia in the Homeland War, and all those who have been fighting for Croatia's freedom and independence, ensuring Croatia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, democracy and security.

Croatia's Victory Day, with pride and remembrance

On the August 5th, Croatia celebrates its Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders, remembering and honoring all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending Croatia in the Homeland War, and all those who have been fighting for Croatia's freedom and independence, ensuring Croatia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, democracy and security.

Croatia nominated for the U.S. Visa Waiver Program We thank most sincerely Secretary Blinken for nominating Croatia for ...
08/02/2021
Secretary Antony Blinken on Twitter

Croatia nominated for the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

We thank most sincerely Secretary Blinken for nominating Croatia for the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, and our friends at the Departments of State and Homeland Security who have been so supportive in working closely with Croatia to make this possible. Another strong indicator and measure of our mutual trust and friendship.

https://twitter.com/secblinken/status/1422225684030754818?s=11

“Today I nominated Croatia to join the Visa Waiver Program. This step towards visa-free travel recognizes Croatia’s tremendous progress to meet the rigorous standards for participant countries. We look forward to an even stronger U.S.-Croatia relationship.”

06/08/2021
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Croatia at 30, in America

Celebrating 30th anniversary of Croatia's modern, democratic statehood, and 30 years of Croatia's Armed Forces, we have prepared for you a special online program - 'Croatia at 30, in America' - featuring Croatian and American congratulatory messages, videos of Croatian natural and cultural beauties, of Croatia's people and music, of its Armed Forces - watch it on the YouTube channel, link: https://youtu.be/f1qOJA2l-0g .

06/04/2021
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Dear friends,

We invite you most cordially to join us in celebrating 30th anniversary of Croatia's modern, democratic statehood, together with the 30th anniversary of its Armed Forces.

We would be very much honored if you would be able to follow with us a special program we have prepared for you - 'Croatia at 30, in America' - featuring Croatian and American congratulatory messages, videos of Croatian natural and cultural beauties, of Croatia's people and music, of its Armed Forces, streamed online on the YouTube channel, link: https://youtu.be/f1qOJA2l-0g , starting on Tuesday, June 8th, at 11 AM, EDT.

Cheers,

Amb. Pjer Šimunović

We thank our friends and Allies at the Pentagon for their kind words of congratulations on 30th anniversary of the Croat...
06/01/2021
Department of Defense 🇺🇸 on Twitter

We thank our friends and Allies at the Pentagon for their kind words of congratulations on 30th anniversary of the Croatian Armed Forces. Looking forward to keep standing firmly shoulder to shoulder with the U.S. military.

https://mobile.twitter.com/deptofdefense/status/1398217498433105920

“Congratulations to @MORH_OSRH on the 30th anniversary of the founding of your Armed Forces! Croatian contributions to @NATO missions have increased stability and security across the world. The U.S. is proud to have you as an Ally #WeAreNATO 🇭🇷 🇺🇸”

On the U.S. Memorial Day, we join our American friends and allies in remembering and honoring American fighting men and ...
05/31/2021

On the U.S. Memorial Day, we join our American friends and allies in remembering and honoring American fighting men and women, many Croatian-Americans among them, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their great country and for the just cause of freedom.

On the U.S. Memorial Day, we join our American friends and allies in remembering and honoring American fighting men and women, many Croatian-Americans among them, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their great country and for the just cause of freedom.

U.S. Embassy Zagreb (@USEmbZagreb) Tweeted:A message from @StateEUR Ambassador Philip Reeker: "It is an honor to join @P...
05/31/2021
U.S. Embassy Zagreb on Twitter

U.S. Embassy Zagreb (@USEmbZagreb) Tweeted:
A message from @StateEUR Ambassador Philip Reeker: "It is an honor to join @POTUS and @SecBlinken in congratulating the Croatian people as you celebrate the founding of your country. Sretan vam Dan državnosti!"

https://t.co/l2AJSHdfBf
https://twitter.com/USEmbZagreb/status/1398896963916009473?s=20

“A message from @StateEUR Ambassador Philip Reeker: "It is an honor to join @POTUS and @SecBlinken in congratulating the Croatian people as you celebrate the founding of your country. Sretan vam Dan državnosti!" https://t.co/l2AJSHdfBf”

We thank Secretary of State Blinken and Acting Assistant Secretary Reeker for their beautiful congratulatory messages on...
05/31/2021
Croatia Statehood Day - United States Department of State

We thank Secretary of State Blinken and Acting Assistant Secretary Reeker for their beautiful congratulatory messages on Croatia’s Statehood Day and Armed Forces Day. US-Croatia Alliance going from strenght to strenght.

https://www.state.gov/croatia-statehood-day/

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Croatia as you celebrate your Statehood Day. The United States and Croatia are steadfast Allies and partners, and our relationship is defined by shared values that help us progress on critical fronts, including...

Proudly celebrating Croatia at 30, 30th anniversary of modern, democratic Croatian statehood and independence, and 30th ...
05/31/2021

Proudly celebrating Croatia at 30, 30th anniversary of modern, democratic Croatian statehood and independence, and 30th anniversary of the Croatian Armed Forces. A big, big thank you to the great Croatian-American community and to our dear American friends for being with us. Niagara Falls lightened up in the Croatian colors. Cheers!

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zdjz42E1WJA&feature=youtu.be

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, on Sunday, 7 March 2021 the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia and Croatia...
03/09/2021
Women of Wine: Sommeliers and Winemakers from Croatia and US Unite to Celebrate Women’s Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, on Sunday, 7 March 2021 the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia and Croatian Premium Wine co-hosted a virtual wine tasting and conversation on women in wine industry. Croatia Week published an article on the event:

https://www.croatiaweek.com/women-of-wine-sommeliers-and-winemakers-from-croatia-and-us-unite-to-celebrate-womens-day/

Women of Wine: Sommeliers and Winemakers from Croatia and US Unite to Celebrate Women’s Day by croatiaweek March 8, 2021 in Food & Wine Women of Wine On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on March 8th, yesterday, Sunday, March 7th, six women, from both Croatia and US, working in the w...

We mourn the passing of legendary hockey player Mark Pavelich, Croatian-American from Minnesota, member of the sensation...
03/08/2021

We mourn the passing of legendary hockey player Mark Pavelich, Croatian-American from Minnesota, member of the sensational U.S. 'Miracle on Ice' 1980 gold Olympic Team; at the Olympics, he assisted the game-winning goal taking down the Soviet team. Mark Pavelich spent five seasons with the New York Rangers, and he played also with the San Jose Sharks and the Minnesota North Stars. Mark Pavelich remains 'forever a part of hockey history', as the USA Hockey said in its statement.

We mourn the passing of legendary hockey player Mark Pavelich, Croatian-American from Minnesota, member of the sensational U.S. 'Miracle on Ice' 1980 gold Olympic Team; at the Olympics, he assisted the game-winning goal taking down the Soviet team. Mark Pavelich spent five seasons with the New York Rangers, and he played also with the San Jose Sharks and the Minnesota North Stars. Mark Pavelich remains 'forever a part of hockey history', as the USA Hockey said in its statement.

Audible just published a powerful, yet touching memoir of Catherine Kapphahn entitled Immigrant Daughter: Stories You Ne...
02/18/2021
Ep-77 Unspoken Words | Immigrantly

Audible just published a powerful, yet touching memoir of Catherine Kapphahn entitled Immigrant Daughter: Stories You Never Told Me. It won The Center for Fiction’s Christopher Doheny Award and was short-listed for The Del Sol Press Prize. The memoir is a mother-daughter, adventure-love story that takes place in five countries, taking into account the author's Croatian heritage. It is a story where a daughter gives voice to her immigrant mother’s unspoken history, and in the process, heals them both. The Embassy warmly recommends this heartfelt book.

Website:

http://catherinekapphahn.com



Press:

Immigrantly Podcast Interview

https://immigrantlypod.com/podcasts/ep-77-unspoken-words

How does collective memory exist between mothers and daughters? And what does it mean to find wholeness? These are the questions that Catherine Kapphahn explores in her book, Immigrant Daughter: Stories You Never Told Me.

We invite you to follow online the International Festival of Love, organized by the renowned Croatian Academic Choir 'Iv...
02/10/2021

We invite you to follow online the International Festival of Love, organized by the renowned Croatian Academic Choir 'Ivan Goran Kovačić', featuring prominent choirs and folklore ensembles from around the world, including from the United States.

We invite you to follow online the International Festival of Love, organized by the renowned Croatian Academic Choir 'Ivan Goran Kovačić', featuring prominent choirs and folklore ensembles from around the world, including from the United States.

Remembering the victims of the HolocaustOn January 27th, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, anniversary of the...
01/27/2021

Remembering the victims of the Holocaust

On January 27th, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, we honor the memory of six million European Jews, among them the Croatian Jews, who perished at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators. Honoring the lifes so brutally and tragically cut short we stand united in remembrance, and in the fight for truth, justice and humanity.

Remembering the victims of the Holocaust

On January 27th, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, we honor the memory of six million European Jews, among them the Croatian Jews, who perished at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators. Honoring the lifes so brutally and tragically cut short we stand united in remembrance, and in the fight for truth, justice and humanity.

Croatia congratulates newly inaugurated President Biden  On the Inauguration Day of the new U.S. President, Joe Biden, a...
01/20/2021

Croatia congratulates newly inaugurated President Biden

On the Inauguration Day of the new U.S. President, Joe Biden, and Vice President, Kamala Harris, Croatia congratulates wholeheartedly the Biden-Harris team while looking very much forward to work most closely with the new U.S. Administration to strenghten our strategic alliance and friendship. Ambassador Pjer Šimunović represented Croatia at the inauguration ceremony.

We thank most sincerely Congressman Ted Lieu of California for his kind initiative calling for assistance to the victims...
01/04/2021
REP LIEU STATEMENT ON RECENT EARTHQUAKE IN CROATIA

We thank most sincerely Congressman Ted Lieu of California for his kind initiative calling for assistance to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Croatia
https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-lieu-statement-recent-earthquake-croatia

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Croatia was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. "I am praying for the people of Croatia following this week's devastating earthquake. The United States and other countries must provide assistance a...

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Like many, I’m hoping to vacation in Croatia by the end of this summer. Is there any indication when this may be possible for an American citizen living in Europe?
I, Ari Acuna will let you in and tell you a little about my home life. Some of us value our international communities and friends along with all of our job opportunities. My family in the south are those "White Supremacist Types", who coincidentally enough are also military, who think they're always right. Who think all immigrants are on drugs, are thieves and are homeless living on the streets and deserve to be put in their place, what ever that means. Oh and we all carry disease and trade our bodies for narcotics. I do it on purpose. It meaning, I have every right to say that's not right. I get reminded by them everyday to only speak English at home. Only American food at home. Or how often i hear, "Do I have to remind you you're just an immigrant from an immigrant family" *A daily reminder im the foreigner, unlike them. The same but only just different. Which doesn't make sense to me. So let me say this, hell yeah im gonna argue and stand for everyone, including myself who won't or cant say anything. I don't rub education in anyones face. Nor politics. I make sure sarcasm and my opinions as it should be along with incorrect grammar are heard and seen. Professionalism; my ass. For my fans and friends, arse. -hold your breath While i finish my cigarette its a Benson&Hedges ********************************************************** ****** Share my story with colleagues and friends. This isn't just my military family, again coincidentally enough, its everywhere. (All my friends and fans) **Read this as an announcement in the office, at work or in school for every migrant, emigrant and immigrant and anyone in between. This is my home life. And everyone elses reality we are all facing today. This is important to share, personally. Even though it may seem misspelled, or not correctly written, but this is what I have had to deal with and what I have been told that as an immigrant, from an immigrant family, needs to go through in order to understand my place in the home. Our lives are less than perfect, fb alike. Which is why I have shared my story with every major news station. National and International. And as many embassies and consulates as possible. Im the stupid one for going to school. So the message will be received as given. Pretty stupid isn't it. Problems only exist in silence. Identifying and associating, working along side with a different culture or race of people and being ethnic is not a mental disability. Nor is it a medical issue. It the education that is missing. **We kill ourselves working towards a livable healthier existence. But not killing us for a safer existence. Sanctuary cities are supposed to be safe. *Communion wine and bread still comes at a price
Hello Sir, Am Ssentongo Frank a citizen of Uganda, East Africa, my problem is that i would like to travel to Croatia, but i have tried all my best to find any embassy in Uganda that can help me to get the visa to Croatia but i have completely failed so am kindly requesting your office to guide me how i can acquire the visa, i will be very grateful if my request is positively considered. May the goodness of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Mercy be your portion. Yours Pastor Ssentongo Frank Tel. +256706813954 Email. [email protected]
We visited the EU Open House and fell in love so we made it a goal to visit this upcoming September. Do you have any recommendations on where to go, what to see, bucket list items? We want to see it through your eyes! 😍
Berni Sanders je nezavisni senator koji se kokusira sa demokratama i kandiduje se za predsednika SAD u 2020.Njegova ideja je drugacija Amerika koja je okrenuta resavanju svojih problema a ne oligarhiji i imperijalizmu.Stranica za sve jugoslovene koji podrzavaju Sandersa:https://www.facebook.com/YugoslaviaForBernie
Please invite 1st Lady Melania Trump to your Christmas event! Thanks!
Does the embassy or a Croatian group in the Washington DC area offer Croatian language for children?
First direct flight from the United States to Croatia starting on June 7th, 2019 from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik. By Alejandra Pavisich. The Dubrovnik International Airport, released the following statement, highlighting this important milestone for the first direct flight from the United States to Croatia after 28 years of not having a direct flight connecting Croatia to the United States. “Opening of the new airline route for the summer of 2019. On this occasion, we are pleased to announce that the Republic of Croatia will be directly linked to the United States after long 28 years, and thanks to long-term negotiations between Dubrovnik and American Airlines. Dubrovnik and the United States will be linked from June 7th 2019 to September 27th, 2019, three times a week with the us city of Philadelphia, and will circulate the world’s largest aviation carrier “American airlines”.
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I lived in Connecticut, now SC, but, out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania they have the Croatian fraternal union we have meetings we have picnics we carry-on the heritage we have bands, picnics, pig roasts, most of all life insurance and scholarships, and then they have a children’s nest where we do things for the kids, and the adult lodge, monthly or quarterly treasury meetings, and they send out a quarterly booklet for the kids written in half English and half croatian with puzzles and games, and the croatian newspaper Zajednicar, and most of all the Duquesne University Tamburitzan Dancers and Musicians ( tambura). My father was the president of lodge 616. Hrvatska Bratska Zajednica. TamFest ###II in november 2-4. , soccer tournament, Museum, charity relief, scholarships, CFU 412-843-0380, http://croatianfraternalunion.org, We were from Connecticut you don’t need to live in Pennsylvania to belong. PS we have no lodge in SC, NC, or Ga- someone should start a lodge and list it with the CFU.
Please friend I need visa to Croatia I need help please someone should help me
I didn't get to finish my post, lol, and sent it too early! Nevertheless, the President of Croatia was so sweet in hugging each of the team members and offering words of encouragement. As far as I'm concerned, Croatia won the hearts and minds of everyone. Had it not been for those 2 fouls that should not have been called - I believe they would have won. Much love to the people of Croatia!