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Luxembourg and Belgium commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Bulge

Published Monday January 27 2020

On 25 January, Ambassador Gaston Stronck and the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Belgium, Christophe Payot, joined the Battle of the Bulge Association at Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument of the Battle of the Bulge as well as a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

25 January marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Bulge. After the ceremonies at Arlington National Ceremony, Ambassador Stronck welcomed the Battle of the Bulge Association, including 9 veterans and their families, to the Embassy of Luxembourg for a reception in their honor. 

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.

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