On December 6, 2020, the Luxembourg Embassy in Washington participated in a “Christmas tree lighting event” at the George C. Marshall International Center in Leesburg / VA. The “Dodona Manor” was the home of General Marshall during his service as Secretary of State when the European Recovery Act, commonly known as the Marshall Plan, was implemented. This unique holiday event celebrated the special relationship of the Center with the 17 European countries supported in 1958 by the Marshall Plan. Designed as a month-long event, the Tree Walk consists of 17 evergreen trees along the grand entrance lawn at Dodona Manor, each tree decorated to represent a specific country. Luxembourg’s tree was decorated in the colors of its flag with red, white and blue ornaments. The Embassy was represented at this event by Mr. & Mrs. Stan Myck and by Ms. Elisabeth Herndler.
From left to right: Bill Stokes, Member, Board of Directors, George C. Marshall International Center, Stan Myck, Consul, Embassy of Luxembourg to the United States, Kelly Burk, Mayor of Leesburg, VA and Elisabeth Herndler, Social Secretary and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Luxembourg to the United States.