U.S. Consulate Adana hosted the 241st anniversary of U.S. Independence with a reception at Adana Hilton Hotel on July 13, 2017. U.S. Ambassador John Bass and his spouse Holly Holzer-Bass hosted the event, together with U.S. Consul Adana Linda Stuart Specht. Guests from government, business, media, education and civil society, as well as American citizens in Consulate Adana’s consular district participated in the event. After the speeches and singing of both countries’ national anthems, guests enjoyed the rest of the evening with Sommel Trio’s jazz music entertainment.