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Annual Battle of the Bulge Commemorations

Published Friday December 15 2017

On 13 December, Ambassador Lucas and the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Belgium, Christophe Payot, welcomed the Battle of the Bulge Association, including 9 veterans and their families, to the Embassy of Luxembourg for the annual Battle of the Bulge anniversary commemorations in Washington DC. 

Luxembourg and Belgium remain deeply grateful for the sacrifices of so many American soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge, from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II. It was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region at the border of Belgium and Luxembourg. The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the United States in the European theater during World War II. 

The Consul of the Luxembourg Embassy, Mr. Stan Myck, attended the annual Battle of the Bulge commemoration dinner on 14 December. On 15 December, the Battle of the Bulge Association, together with the Embassies of Luxembourg and Belgium held a wreath-laying ceremony at the Memorial of the Battle of the Bulge at Arlington National Cemetery. Ambassador Lucas laid a wreath on behalf of the Government of Luxembourg.

 

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