Friday, June 27, 2008

Meeting the Consul General of the Czech Republic

Marek Skolil, the Consul General of the Czech Republic, visited Cedar Rapids to tour the damage done to Czech Village, the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Sokol Cedar Rapids during the 2008 flooding. Believing this was a great learning opportunity for the kidlets, I took them to Sokol to meet him.

What a great gentleman. He went to the kids immediately and introduced himself. The kids, who can speak some Czech and practiced all morning, introduced themselves in English. Seems their Czech speaking skills were lost somewhere between the car and the 5 steps they took to shake his hand.

They also had their picture taken by Jaroslav Richter, a New York-based reporter with the Czech News Agency, in front of Sokol. I wonder if they will end up in a Czech newspaper?
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