Furthering close and strong ties with the Czech Republic and its people

From the Castle to the Capitol, American Friends of the Czech Republic fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, and civic and cultural institutions.

PHOTO: AFoCR President Thomas Dine addresses the guests at the annual Masaryk birthday celebration.   Photo by Lillis Werder

On March 7, 2017, AFoCR along with members from the Czech Embassy and Slovak Embassy in Washington, DC met at the Masaryk Memorial on Massachusetts Avenue to honor the birthday of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first President of Czechoslovakia. This memorial was established in 2002 in the presence of Czech President Václav Havel, former Slovak President Michal Kováč and former U. S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. This year marks Masaryk's 167th birthday.