By Sam Johnson
During his visit to Minneapolis, King Harald V of Norway said:"Norway looks to its Sons and Daughters in the United States as a bridge between our two cultures.
Our countries’ efforts are at their best when we combine them. We work together to achieve development, peace, democracy and human rights in countries around the world...
We are gathered here tonight to celebrate what it means to be Norwegian and what it means to be American. There is something special about each and every one of you, a reflection of your combined Norwegian and American heritages.
I wish you all the very best in preserving these values as well as taking care of the pride and awareness of your Norwegian ancestry. I am confident that these special bonds of friendship will stay alive in the future.
CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING LINKS & RESOURCES:
Hosting Norway's King Harald V and Queen Sonja (from NPR)
Norway: The Official Site in the United States
Speech by King Harald V of Norway in Minneapolis, MN
Reflections from a Royal Visitor: Norway's King in Midwest
Norwegian Royalty >