The Thames flotilla remembers Mayflower’s return 400 years ago

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The flotilla of small boats on the Thames will commemorate the safe return to London of the Mayflower 400 years ago on Friday.

House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said Britain’s “everlasting ties” to America will be remembered at the ceremony.

Sir Lindsay received a commemorative copy of the Mayflower Compact, the founding fathers’ agreement for settler governance, which was hailed as a foundation of the US constitution.

“This incredible journey to the New World, while difficult and challenging in equal measure, marked the start of an incredible friendship between the UK and the US,” said Sir Lindsay.

Ms. Pelosi said in a letter to the event: “Americans continue to draw inspiration from the brave men, women and children who sailed four centuries ago, paving the way for future generations and creating a lasting bond between our two. nations.

His message was to be read Christina Tribble, Cultural Attaché at the US Embassy. Also in attendance were former First Sea Lord Lord West and Minister of International Trade Greg Hands.

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