Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin Knight, USS Peleliu Public Affairs
HONG KONG –Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet hosted a reception in the hangar bay aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) for distinguished guests from Hong Kong, April 15.
The reception was held to celebrate and strengthen the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China and Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.
“I’ve been to Hong Kong maybe seven times throughout my naval career and every time I come back I’m delighted to receive the blessings and the grace of such a wonderful people,” said Harley.
The reception included the parading of colors, the playing of the United States and People’s Republic of China anthems, and remarks from Harley and Matt Matthews, acting U.S. Consul General – Hong Kong. The event concluded with a cake cutting.
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