Check out the view of the setting sun as seen from Secretary Kerry’s airplane during the flight from the Philippines to Guam last night.
Earlier today, Secretary Kerry visited the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. More than 17,000 are buried at Clark, most of them people who lost their lives in battles in New Guinea and the Philippines. This map of the Battle of Midway is located on the cemetery grounds.
On Thanksgiving, many of us will gather around tables piled high with turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. More importantly, we will pause to reflect on what we are thankful for and what we can do to help those who are less fortunate. We know that global hunger is not hopeless. It is solvable. Want to be part of the solution? Learn more about how to get involved with Feed the Future — the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative — and find out how you can help contribute to typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.
U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg delivers remarks at his swearing-in ceremony with Secretary Kerry. Watch the full video from the ceremony here.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Philippines Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario during a break at the APEC Ministerial meetings in Bali, Indonesia, on October 5, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on April 2, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/04/206821.htm.
Mark C. Toner
Office of the Spokesperson
December 5, 2012
The United States offers condolences for the destruction and loss of life in the southern Philippines and the widespread damage to populated areas in Palau caused by Typhoon Bopha. Our embassies in Manila and Koror have offered immediate disaster relief assistance, and we are working closely with authorities in both countries to offer additional assistance as needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy.