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On March 20, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted an event to celebrate Amelia Earhart and the United States' ties to our Pacific neighbors at the Department of State. Secretary Clinton was joined by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan left the Territory of New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea) en route Howland Island in the South Pacific, but they never arrived. The event underscored America's spirit of adventure and courage, as embodied by Amelia Earhart, and our commitment to seizing new opportunities for cooperation with Pacific neighbors founded on the United States' long history of engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.
You can learn more about the event here.