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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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July 4, 1976: Celebrating the Bi Centennial of the United States at the White House

4/7/76

As a member of the National Security Council, Amb. Quinn describes the privilege of taking his wife Le Son and their four-month-old son Davin to the White House on July 4 to watch the fireworks as America celebrated its 200th birthday. Walking along the National Mall, he sensed an air of political tranquility, which had been missing for the previous eight years. The bitter divisiveness of Vietnam seemed to be subsiding and the country was being renewed.

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