Georgian people express their solidarity to the Americans and condemn this terrible terrorist act

Published in World
Saturday, 11 September 2021 13:34

This year is the 20th anniversary of the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept 11.

The date, September 11, will forever evoke recollections of unimaginable tragedy, of lives callously lost and brutally cut short and of unspeakable horror and sorrow in the hearts and minds of all of us. We have all suffered.

We have all felt the heartbreak of loss in lives. It was a horrible realization of the depths of the hatred that a select few in the world have for the United States, and a terrible tragedy. We must never forget the depths of inhumanity to which terrorist fanatics are willing to sink in the name of their depraved cause as they seek to destroy the very principles of freedom and democracy on which this great nation was founded. America has never made a mistake in its policy.

Remember that we were attacked not for what we do wrong but for what we do right. We will not crumble under terror or tyranny! America are strong and resilient. Today is a day to remember the heroes of that day, the lives and loved ones lost, and to dedicate anew that every day we live on, we have already defeated hate. That is why each and every September 11, we as friends of the American people honor them who lost their lives that fateful day.

On this 20th anniversary of 9/11, let us never forget the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives and continue to support their families. Let us also never forget the service and sacrifice of our brave first responders and servicemembers who answered the call to serve the greatest nation on earth. May God continue to bless the United States of America.”

 Ilia Zukakishvili

President of the American Friendship Club

September 11, 2021 Tbilisi, Georgia.

The American Friendship Club gave a special celebration of the American Independence Day on July 4th at the State Palace of Ceremonies

Published in Society
Thursday, 08 July 2021 11:48

In the open space of the palace of state ceremonies the festive celebration of the 4th of July of the devoted friend and strong ally of Georgia was held.

Members of the legislative and executive authorities of Georgia, representatives of diplomatic corp, busienss sector and various fields of society attended the festive party dedictaed to the 245th anniversary of signing the declaration of independence.

The open space of the palace was decorated with the colors of the USA flag. Visitors were given bracelets and badges immediately upon entering the place. Zura Khutsishvili’s band played several American jazz pieces especially for this day.       

The president of the American friendship Club, Ilia Zukakishvili and her excellency, Ambassador of the U.S. to Georgia, Kelly Degnan addressed the public. Then anthems of both U.S. and Georgia were sung.   

The president of American Friendshop Club Ilia Zukakishvili stated in his address speech:

The  American Friendshop Club, as the organization supporting American values, has been celebrating the American Independence Day for the 17th time. Therefore, we get convinced  that through its essence July 4th grants happiness to not only American people but also those who wish to be the partner of the U.S. to achieve common goals and mainitain values and interests.   

At the same time I am extremely happy about the fact that we, Georgians, together with our strategic partners celebrate our common values of independce, freedom and democracy of the U.S.  

Several thousand kilometers distance Georgia from the U.S. but, despite this, celebrating the independence day of the U.S. in our country is extremely emotional since any activity related to July 4th is especially precious for Georgian people and is full of best emotions of happiness. The environment created during this special celebration gets Georgian-American frinedship which started three decades ago even closer. It was indeed three decades ago that the dynamics of the process which started then laid the foundation and determined special attitude of our nation towards American peple.

One more factor to celebrate the Independence Day in the capital city of Georgia is demonstration of the clear message of strong friendship and what the value connection between USA and Georgia is rather than just the frienship process at the level of one-off words and phrases and the intention of caring about one’s interests.

As already mentioned, July 4th is one of the best days and opportunities to send a message full of gratutude to official Washington for the good deeds is has done throughout last three decades for the state of Georgia and rigorous support of the Georgian people. The 4th of July   festive mood is the reflection of the gratitude which is called rigorous Georgian-American friendship.

At the same time I consider that the format of  similar events enables us to demonstrate to everyone inside or outside of the state that freedom-loving Georgian nation is devoted to the principles based on common values and a reliable partner which is obviously able to serve as the strong friend of the future.  

July 4th is another clear example of the fact that fight for independence always has a point and the history of July 4th is indeed a vivid celebration of perosnal freedom and future happiness granted by God. We are proud that during 17 years together with Georgian companies we have been celebrating the existence of the idea which serves as the basis of the USA.  

Therefore, once again I, as all those freedom-loving individuals, would like to once again confirm my respect towards the American people, express gratitude towards the American people and the USA government for all implemented and ongoing projects and wish to be part of the effort which will further strengthen and enhance friendship between Georgia and the USA.

Allow me to use this opportunity and express special gratitude to the Stable Partner and General Sponsor of 4th of July company PSP which has been supporting us for the last 3 years and plays a special role in organizing the U.S. independence say celebration.

It is with great pride today that I can state that in the recent period  the amount of supporters of Georgian-American friendship has got further expanded which was clearly demonstrated on the banner of the event. The festive reception dedicated to the U.S.  independence day was finalized with a grant firework and the ceremony of cutting the 4th of July cake.

God bless United States of America, native Americans within or outside its borders, Georgian-American friendship and all those devoted friends who shows respect to the U.S.

Happy U.S. independence day!

American Friendship Club – 8 July, 2021

Heroes Never Die. They Have Eternal Life and Get Born Again - Ilia Zukakishvili

Published in Society
Saturday, 09 January 2021 10:51

The American Friendship Club president visited the families of military servicemen who heroically died in the war in August 2008 to congratulate them with the holy Christmas and handed New Year presents to them.    

Within the scope of the holy Chritsmas celebration, we again were given the opportunity to implement the national project “Let’s Commemorate Our Heroes”. The mentioned initiative will make the names of heroically died military servicemen in the August war eternal and serve strengthening of the dignity of the nation.  

Allow me to use this opportunity and congratulate with Christmas families of every soldier who died in hostilities with the Russian Federation thus expressing sincere gratitude towards them.  Undoubtedly, memory of soldiers and policemen who died in the battle for protecting territorial integrity of the country deserves especially humble and dignified respect. I am sure that the names of our devoted warriors will never be forgotten. Heroes Never Die. They Have Eternal Life and Get Born Again.     

The American Friendship Club expresses its sincere gratitude to each and every organization for supporting its national project “Let’s Remember Our Heroes” by joining the act of Christmas greetings and got involved in the process of implementing this event: LIBERTY Bank, Companies - ENERGE, AVERSI, Piel Naturals, brand Supremo , McDonald's Georgia and Coca Cola Bottlers Georgia.

Let me once again wish you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas. Let the year 2021 be the year of many pleasant emotions full of lots of happiness. I love and respect you, am proud of you and have the honor to be your friend.   

 

Ilia Zukakishvili

President of the American Friendship Club

The American Friendship Club organized a Christmas charity event “Remember Our Heroes” in hotel Biltmore.

Published in Society
Thursday, 09 January 2020 13:40

The American Friendship Club organized a Christmas charity event “Remember Our Heroes” in hotel Biltmore.   

Spouses and children of military servicemen who died as a result of defending territorial integrity of Georgia during hostilities with the Russian Federation in 2008 were invited to the Christmas reception.  Members of families of military servicemen who died in international missions also attended the Christmas event.    

It has been the 11th year that the project “Remember Our Heroes” has been implemented and its aim is to overcome the unreimbursable loss as a result of the war. Despite the intense pain, let’s commemorate the soldiers of armed forces of Georgia and make our modest contribution to eternalize the names of our devoted warriors, thank family members of hero soldiers and convince them that the Georgian state together with the international community is grateful to  them. Once again, let me congratulate entire Georgia with this precious holiday which we all celebrated with brilliant mood – stated Ilya Zukakishvili, president of the American Friends of Georgia Club.

Within the scope of the event, Christmas presents were given to the members of the families of military heroes.   

The American Friends of Georgia club extends its gratitude to the following partner companies for sponsoring the event and making Christmas charity: the American company KVG, company PSP PHARMA, Biltmore Hotel, Liberty Bank, Tbilisi Sakrebulo (Local Assembly), Company Energy, Company Pier Naturals and McDonald's Georgia.

September 11 - this year is the 17th anniversary of this tragedy

Published in Society
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:29

This year is the 17th anniversary of this tragedy. Georgian US express their solidarity to the Americans and condemn this terrible terrorist act.

The date, September 11, will forever evoke recollections of unimaginable tragedy, of lives callously lost and brutally cut short and of unspeakable horror and sorrow in the hearts and minds of all of us. We have all suffered. We have all felt the heartbreak of loss in lives. It was a horrible realization of the depths of the hatred that a select few in the world have for the United States, and a terrible tragedy. We must never forget the depths of inhumanity to which terrorist fanatics are willing to sink in the name of their depraved cause as they seek to destroy the very principles of freedom and democracy on which this great nation was founded. America has never made a mistake in its policy. Remember that we were attacked not for what we do wrong but for what we do right. We will not crumble under terror or tyranny! America are strong and resilient. Today is a day to remember the heroes of that day, the lives and loved ones lost, and to dedicate anew that every day we live on, we have already defeated hate. That is why each and every September 11, we as friends of the American people honor them who lost their lives that fateful day.

Mr. Ilia Zukakishvili

The President of the American Friendship club

September 11, 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia.

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