Remarks at Oudenaarde WWI ceremony

Remarks at Oudenaarde WWI ceremony Chargé d’Affaires Matthew R. Lussenhop Sunday, May 27, 2018 As prepared Mayor De Meulemeester People of Oudenaarde, Representatives of the Belgian and American armed forces, Burke and Smithhisler family members, Honored guests Het is een hele eer om vandaag bij jullie te zijn. This weekend, Americans all over the world ...
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Memorial Day Speech at Flanders Field American Cemetery

Memorial Day speech at Flanders Fields Cemetery Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Lussenhop May 27, 2018 As prepared The Representative of His Majesty, the King; Minister of Defense Vandeput; Representative Bogaert Excellencies; Honored Veterans and Service Members; Family Members and Friends; While we gather here in this solemn place in Belgium, all across the United States thousands ...
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Memorial Day Speech at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Memorial Day Speech at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Lussenhop May 26, 2018 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery The Representative of His Majesty, the King; Representative Jaddin; Excellencies; Honored Veterans and Service Members; Family Members and Friends; While we gather here in this solemn place in Belgium, all across the United States thousands of Americans will ...
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Memorial Day Speech at Ardennes American Cemetery

Memorial Day Speech at Ardennes American Cemetery Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Lussenhop May 26, 2018 As prepared The Representative of His Majesty, the King; Speaker of the House Bracke; Minister Bacquelaine Excellencies; Honored Veterans and Service Members; Family Members and Friends; While we gather here in this solemn place in Belgium, all across the United States ...
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Kemmel Memorial Remarks

Kemmel Memorial Remarks Chargé Matthew Lussenhop Kemmel Memorial Monument Friday May 25, 2018 As prepared Mayor Lewyllie, Admiral Christenson, Superintendent Arsenault, Beste Kinderen, It is an honor to be here today. This weekend Americans all over the world will remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their nation. It ...
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The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Matthew Lussenhop, May 25, 2018 This weekend, Americans will remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their nation. In the United States, Memorial Day (May 27) will be honored with parades of veterans, children on bicycles decorated with red, white and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Lussenhop at the Leuven WWI Conference

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Matthew R. Lussenhop at the international colloquium “Revival after theGreat War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember,” May 9, 2018. KU Leuven Library As prepared Mr. Mayor Mr. Vice Rector Distinguished guests, Thank you It is an honor to say a few words at the closing of this important conference. I want to thank ...
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U.S. Government Presents Best and Final Offer for the Belgian Defense Air Combat Capability Program

Press release February 1, 2018 U.S. Embassy to Belgium, Brussels U.S. Government Presents Best and Final Offer for the Belgian Defense Air Combat Capability Program On February 14, the U.S. F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) submitted its Best and Final Offer (BaFO) for the F-35 as the optimal choice in response to the Belgian Defense ...
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Honoring 40 years of U.S.-Belgian defense cooperation

Press release February 1, 2018 U.S. Embassy to Belgium, Brussels| Honoring 40 years of U.S.-Belgian defense cooperation On January 31, the U.S. Embassy to Belgium organized a reception to bring together longtime allies and key partners in honor of four decades of air defense cooperation. The event highlighted the successes of the past and focused ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Lussenhop at U.S.-Belgium Defense Cooperation Reception

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Lussenhop at U.S.-Belgium Defense Cooperation Reception Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Whitlock Hall Good evening Minister, Ambassadors, Representatives, distinguished guests – welcome to tonight’s reception.  I would like to extend a special welcome to our guest speakers; it gives me great pleasure to welcome Norwegian Air Chief General Skinnarland and Dutch ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Lussenhop at the AmCham Belgium and American Club of Brussels Gala

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Matthew R. Lussenhop AmCham Belgium and American Club of Brussels Holiday Gala December 13, 2017 Introduction President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, Mr. Howard Liebman; President of the American Club of Brussels, Mr. Peter Forrest, distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Good evening. It is my distinct honor and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Matthew R. Lussenhop on U.S. – Belgian Defense Cooperation

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Catholic University of Louvain-la- Neuve Good afternoon, et merci beaucoup de votre attention aujourd’hui. It is a pleasure to be in Louvain-la- Neuve today. This is my first visit, and I look forward to spending more time here and visiting your new museum. Today I would like to talk about the ...
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U.S. Embassy repatriates stolen paintings of Belgian artist Agnes Lorca

Twenty-nine years after Belgian surrealist Agnes Lorca’s unique art work went missing from an art gallery in Philadelphia, seven of those pieces are returning home to the artist’s family in Belgium. At a September 15 reception co-hosted by the Embassy of the United States to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Belgian Federal Police, members ...
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The Harvard Krokodiloes performed at the Residence

DYK that The Harvard Krokodiloes , Harvard’s oldest a capella group stopped through Brussels on their 2017 Summer World Tour? US Embassy Brussels had the great honor to co-host a performance with the Harvard Club of Belgium to showcase the crossroads between academic excellence and the immense talent of the extracurricular programs at U.S. colleges and universities. With the #krokodiloes , it is always time to ...
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Memorial Day Remarks 2017

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Matt Lussenhop at Memorial Day Commemorations, May 2017 Memorial Day means many things to Americans. Some think of it as the transition into summer, but for most of us, it is a special moment. It is a time to remember those who came before us. It is a time for us ...
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Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremonies

Each year, we observe Memorial Day by participating in commemoration ceremonies to honor the more than 14,000 American soldiers buried in Belgium in three American cemeteries. Chargé d’Affaires Matt Lussenhop started the Memorial Day weekend by attending the Ardennes American Cemetery commemoration in Neupré on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The Ardennes American Cemetery is the ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Matt Lussenhop learns more about renewable energy potential in Belgium

Chargé d’Affaires Matt Lussenhop and a team from the U.S. Embassy visited Eneco’s Perwez Wind Park in Wallonia, together with General Electric Benelux Director Roland Teixeria, to learn more about renewable energy potential in Belgium.
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Remarks at the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entry in World War I

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Lussenhop Flanders Field American Cemetery April 6, 2017   Lee Litzenberger, Chargé d’Affaires to our U.S. Mission to NATO John Wessels, Deputy Secretary, Overseas Operations, American Battle Monuments Commission Kurt Vanryckeghem, Mayor of Waregem Paul Breyne, Commissioner-General of the Belgian WWI centenary His Excellency Ambassador Andrews from New Zealand Pierre ...
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