Friday, July 12, 2013

USS The Sullivans visits Reykjavik

We were delighted to welcome USS The Sullivans and its crew during a brief stop to Reykjavik on the way to Europe.  The Sullivans is a United States naval ship named after five brothers who served together and were all killed in the battle for Guadalcanal during World War II.  It is always reassuring to meet and talk to our young men and women in uniform and to have the opportunity to offer them our hospitality in beautiful Iceland.  Every single one of them raved about Reykjavik, its people, and how welcomed they felt in the city.  We are deeply grateful to the Iceland Coast Guard and to the Port Authorities for facilitating this visit.