United States of America Highlighted During the 2014 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade

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The U.S. Embassy’s Acting Deputy Chief of Mission John Armstrong (center) proudly displays two American flags as he participates in the 2014 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade in Nassau. (Photos courtesy A.S. Johnson)

The close friendship between The United States of America and its neighbor, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, was prominently depicted by some of the major Junkanoo groups that participated in the 2014 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade in Nassau, The Bahamas, on the morning of January 1, 2014.

The U.S. Embassy’s Acting Deputy Chief of Mission John Lowell Armstrong was among the thousands of Bahamians and visitors who enjoyed the uniquely Bahamian cultural parade.   A/DCM Armstrong also got a chance to demonstrate his Junkanoo dance skills and joined in with groups’ dancers during the event.

 

 

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State IVLP alumnus Arlene Nash-Ferguson rushes in the 2014 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade in downtown, Nassau with the “One Family” Junkanoo Group, paying tribute to the United States of America. (Photo courtesy Franklyn Ferguson).