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U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Hosts Reception

On June 15, Mr. Louis Arreaga, United States Ambassador to Iceland, hosted a reception for all attendees of the International Appalachian Trail (IATAnnual General Meeting in Reykjavik on June 16.  The event was held at the Ambassador’s embassy residence in downtown Reykjavik, and was attended by approximately forty guests, including Canadian Ambassador Alan Bones and Norwegian Ambassador Dag Werno Holter.

Left to Right: Ólafur Örn Haraldsson, President of Iceland Touring Association (ITA); Dave Startzell, Retiring Executive Director of Appalachian Trail Conservancy; Richard "Dick" Anderson, Founder IAT; Mr. Louis E. Arreaga, United States Ambassador to Iceland; Mr. Alan Bones, Canadian Ambassador to Iceland; Leifur Thorsteinsson, ITA; Magne Haugseng, IAT Europe Vice Chair; Mr. Dag Werno Holter, Norwegian Ambassador to Iceland; and Paul Wylezol, IAT Chairperson

An informal social gathering in the garden was followed by a formal welcome and congratulatory presentation by Mr. Arreaga, and additional greetings by Ambassador Bones, Ambassador Holter, former Appalachian Trail Conservancy Executive Director David Startzell, IAT Chairperson Paul Wylezol, and IAT Founder Dick Anderson.

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