Secretary Clinton To Celebrate Amelia Earhart, U.S. Ties to Pacific

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 19, 2012
Replay: Secretary Clinton To Announce Expedition to Recover Amelia Earhart's Aircraft

Update: View video here

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.

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Dan
March 21, 2012

Dan writes:

Earhart's disappearance has captured our imagination for years. Can't wait to hear what Hillary has to say.

John P.
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Greece
March 21, 2012

John P. in Greece writes:

“Spirit of adventure and courage”…This is exactly the American spirit!

Today’s world is able to travel, communicate, trade, even love in different time zones due to efforts and sacrifices of American heroes, inventors and scientists like Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan , The Weight Brothers and many others who risked –in some cases lost- their lives in order to create a better, friendly, civilized world. And once again, America did it and shared the “air dream” with the entire planet!

gwen
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District Of Columbia, USA
March 21, 2012

Gwen in Washington, D.C., writes:

Her spirit will never rest until they found out what happend to her

david w.
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Ohio, USA
March 21, 2012

David W. in Ohio writes:

when i found this link about amelia,which i am always enterested in reading about and SEEING photos of the past. when i read there was a photo recently found,i was thinking this was great; a"photo"..i mean,they mentioned "a photo",but,then don't even show it. all the do is "talk" about it.what gives ?

Kristine
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Hawaii, USA
March 21, 2012

Kristine in Hawaii writes:

There is more about Amelia Earhart and her Family History here and in the Family Forest: familyforest.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/amelia-earhart/

Growing up I was fascinated by her story!

Loveninao L.
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California, USA
March 21, 2012

Loveninao L. in California writes:

if found this would be hestory in the making

Cortez D.
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California, USA
March 21, 2012

Cortez D. in California writes:

I think this is a woman that deserves to have more information provided for our children to study. It is about empowerment for our young women who dream of traveling to the stars. The amount of history that has been delayed of Amelia Earhart, has also delayed a great deal of awareness to encourage young promising talented women to set a goal of become an astronauts. Just a thought!

victo r.
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Florida, USA
March 21, 2012

Victo in Florida writes:

Another airplane(japanes airforce) japanes ;Amelia airplane fired,Because seem spied .......

Donna B.
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District Of Columbia, USA
March 21, 2012

Donna B. in Washington, D.C., writes:

Amazing~ Tribute to Amelia Earhart ;) very powerful! & truly inspiring messages from our Honorable Speakers. We greatly appreciate the wisdom & history that you share, and salute your many accomplishments that aid all mankind. This motivates us to continue working towards the goals in very similar ways, as Leaders before us had done so well. Life is full of possibilities… if only we Believe &"Strive for Greatness Together" around the Globe. Taping says it all.

We're really looking forward to sharing your expressive incite with the rest of our extremely large Mentoring Group of young Scholar/Protégés, Teachers, Volunteers & Parents, so that the Legacy of great works, innovation, determination & drive can live on *+* Cheers!

>>> p/s - Special Thanks & our whole-hearted appreciation go out to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, A/S Kurt Campbell & Mendora Brown, Izumi Cintron & DS Agents, S Protocol, Chantay Newman, Herman Wilder & Motorpool Reps, Sadiya Leftridge & IL Creations, Britney Seekers & OP Ctr Officers, Daniella Baltimore, Roberta Mather, Raymond Poole & GPS Division, DOS Mentors/Tutors, Miner Elementary Faculty, those darlin’ lil’ tykes &;exploring & inquisitive students, and many others who made this day so Grande’ Treasured Memories to grow from 4-Life. You’ve created life changing experiences for many present & future generations to come. May your great! works continue. ~~~ P.E.A.C.E. & Blessings, Always <<<

Ralph
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Texas, USA
March 21, 2012

Ralph in Texas writes:

Like all other efforts to find Amelia Earhart, Mrs Clinton will fail. Who ever took that picture would have also been able to see the exposed landing gear on the plane upside down in shallow water. The wreakage would have been salvaged years ago.

Diane S.
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California, USA
March 21, 2012

Diane in California writes:

I'm just wondering if Mrs. Clinton is going to use her own money to search for Amelia or is she going to use the taxpayers money. I think (and I'm pretty sure I speak for most of the American taxpayer, that they would perfer feeding their living children (at least the ones who survive in the womb, which should be the safest place on the earth... I'm talking to you Mrs. Clinton)than search for someone who has been dead for 75 years. Just let her rest in peace.

Kristina
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Washington, USA
March 21, 2012

Kristina in Washington writes:

Secretary Clinton,
Good for you in honoring Amelia Earhart this way. Thank you for your appreciation of her, as well as all the great work you do for our country. You are an inspiration.
Best wishes and God bless.

Kristina
Washington

Anna
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Italy
June 6, 2012

Anna in Italy writes:

In this audio slide show, Ric Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), explains what he found last year on his expedition to Nikumaroro island: archaeorama.com/history/amelia-earhart

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