WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State sent its congratulations to the Caribbean island country of Grenada on the occasion of its independence anniversary on Friday.
"On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique on the 40th anniversary of your independence on February 7.
"The United States is proud of what our peoples and governments have achieved together through forty years of bilateral cooperation.
"This year’s Independence Day theme, 'Uniting Our People, Restoring Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow,' reflects the aspirations that our peoples share for freedom, opportunity, and peace.
"As Grenadians celebrate 40 years of independence from Beaulieu to Beausejour and throughout the tri-island state, I wish you a joyous celebration and a peaceful and prosperous year to come."