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Celebrating 230 Years of Diplomacy

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On July 29, the U.S. Department of State marked its 230th Anniversary with an all-day celebration at the Harry S. Truman building in Washington, D.C., featuring remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo… more
A graphic for 100 years of Diplomatic Couriers, including a Diplomatic Security badge and three portrait photos of diplomatic couriers

Historic Timeline of U.S. Diplomatic Couriers

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1776: First American Courier - On July 10, 1776, four days after the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress commissioned the first diplomatic courier, Captain Peter Parker, as commander of the U… more

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