WITH THE Stars and Stripes proudly flying and surrounded by an array of blue, red and white bunting decorating the El Gaucho restaurant, Javea, Council President John Power warmly welcomed 80 members and guests to the International Navy League of the United States, Levante Council´s annual 4th of July celebration.
Founder Council member and past President Beverly Stewart gave the Independence Day address reminding everyone of the importance of this special day in American history and that the freedom which was won must never, ever be taken for granted.
Vice President Peter Langley gave a brief history of the radical writer Thomas Paine (1737-1809) whose pamphlets helped shape many of the ideas that mark the American Revolution.
Reverend Tom Pringle gave the Grace.
‘Free beer, great food and dancing to music from Nomad completed a perfect party’, said Secretary Barbara Power.
The Council´s next event after the summer break will be a lunch on Saturday September 30 at Maxim restaurant, Moraira.
The International Navy League of the United States, Levante Council is part of a worldwide non-profit association, formed to offer assistance and hospitality to the service men and women of the United States and NATO Alliance. The Levante Council, covering the Costa Blanca from Alicante to Valencia, has a mainly American and British membership, but also boasts members from Belgium, France, Germany and Holland.
The NLUS has more than 60,000 members worldwide, none of whom are serving members of the armed forces of the United States or NATO Alliance members. There are many NLUS Councils in Spain and most European countries as well as Great Britain.
New members of any nationality are always welcome. For more information, email [email protected]