*AFP photo
*AFP photo

Statement by Secretary John Kerry

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate all Bermudians, and join you in celebrating the wonderful and inspirational heritage of Bermuda this May 24.

Americans and Bermudians share a rich, robust history as friends and partners stretching back more than four hundred years.  Our deep and enduring bonds are forever firmly rooted in a shared cultural heritage, common values, and support for freedom and democracy around the world. 

The United States remains committed to strengthening our partnership in the years to come.