The Embassy of Georgia in Washington hosted a commemoration ceremony to honor the victims of the August 2008 Russian military invasion of Georgia

The Embassy of Georgia to the U.S. hosted a commemoration ceremony to honor the victims of the August 2008 Russian military invasion of Georgia, attended by diaspora and friends of Georgia.
 

Ambassador David Bakradze  addressed the guests and shared the current struggles and challenges of Georgia as the country still deals with the Russian occupation. Ambassador discussed the exceptionally strong support of the United States Government and Congress towards the territorial integrity of Georgia highlighted multiple times in the acts and resolutions approved at Congress in the past several years, to include the “Georgia Support Act” which exclusively draws the light to the occupied by Russia regions of Georgia. Ambassador thanked our U.S. and European partners for their steady support towards the unity and sovereignty of the Georgian nation.
 

Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent addressed the audience and reinforced America's strong and unwavering support to Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
 

The ceremony featured the exhibition of the project ‘Painters-for-Peace’, implemented by Young Ambassador of Georgia to the United States of America Tato Okruashvili and US-based Georgian artist Tedo Rekhviashvili. This project brought together a group of wonderful artists (Anne Herrero, Daniel Koterby, Reilly, Augusto Gonez Fanjul, Anna Park, MJ Torrecampo, Jennifer Dalilah Trammel) from around the world to honor the victims of the 2008 August military invasion.
 

The representatives of the U.S. Government, think-tank and diplomatic community joined this very important occasion to demonstrate their solid support to the freedom and unity of the Georgian nation.