On behalf of Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, I would like to extend to you their deep gratitude for all that you did to make the 375th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of New Sweden and their visit to Wilmington such a success. Your tireless involvement helped to ensure that we can anticipate continuing cooperation between our two countries as we head toward the next 375 years of amity and trade. Thank you for your endless work, your professionalism and your diplomatic skills in coordinating and carrying out the 375th Anniversary Jubilee dinner.
– Ambassador to the United States, Embassy of Sweden
None of this would have happened without the tremendous effort of you, all the organizations and all the volunteers both in Pennsylvania and Delaware, who spent innumerable hours working every little detail into perfection. The amount of time and resources dedicated toward s the 375th jubilee in general and May 11th in particular never ceased to impress us, and continues to do so. On behalf of Sweden and Finland, we want to express our heartfelt thanks for your work and commitment to create and accomplish such a tremendous event. Thank you for making us feel welcomed and at home just like our ancestors must have done back in 1638.
– Ambassador to the United States, Embassy of Finland