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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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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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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Secretary Tillerson Remarks to the Staff and Families of U.S. Tri-Mission

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Brussels, Belgium December 5, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, Ambassador Hutchison, for that very warm introduction. And the Ambassador and I have known each other for many, many years. We hail from the great state of Texas, we share friendship through our alumni association – (laughter) – at the ...
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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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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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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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