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Participation in Memorial Day commemoration

Published Tuesday May 30 2017

On May 27th, the Embassy of Luxembourg took part in a Memorial Day commemoration held at the “Colorado Freedom Memorial” in Aurora (CO), honoring the memory of soldiers from the State of Colorado who gave their lives during WWII.

At the center of the remembrance ceremony was the dedication of soil gathered from military cemeteries abroad where Colorado soldiers are buried. Representing the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Consul Stan Myck handed over soil from the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg, where 52 soldiers from Colorado are buried, alongside more than 5.000 American service members, many of whom lost their lives in the Battle of the Bulge and in the advance to the Rhine River.