Toys for Tots 2017

Press Release This Saturday (December 9, 2017) Marines from the U.S. Embassy will be at Johnsonville Mall from 0900-1500 collecting new toys for local organizations which are working to bring joy to kids having a tough time at Christmas. “We’re asking Wellingtonians to help us create smiles this Christmas. Everybody deserves a gift at Christmas—especially kids ...
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Running “In the Footsteps of the Marines” with Pride

By Dr. Aime Black (Public Affairs Section) & LtCol John Black (Office of Defense Cooperation) The torrential downpour that plagued the Kapiti Coast stopped just in time for approximately 200 runners and walkers to pay tribute to the U.S. Marines stationed along the coast during WWII. U.S. Embassy Wellington, New Zealand staff, including five active ...
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Memorial Day 2016

May 29: U.S. Ambassador Gilbert, Nancy Gilbert and the U.S. Consul General attended the 68th annual U.S. Memorial Day commemoration service at the  Auckland War Memorial Museum on Sunday, May 29. The Ambassador laid a wreath and accepted on behalf of the Embassy a United States flag folded by U.S. veterans. Attendance at the event numbered around 100 – veterans ...
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Toys for Tots … collecting and giving toys for Kiwi kids this holiday season

By Public Affairs staff, U.S. Embassy, Wellington. Wellington-based Marines have spent the last few weeks collecting toys for Kiwi kids who are having a hard time this holiday season. In the days before Christmas the Marines delivered them to the Wellington Children’s hospital and to the City Mission. The U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program began in 1947 ...
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