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Security Alert: World Cup Viewing Areas

Location:  throughout Belgium   Event:  Belgium has created viewing areas for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  Large-scale international events such as the World Cup present an attractive target for terrorists.  Although security may be extensive around the viewing areas, terrorists may seek to attack the public FanFest viewing areas, tourist sites, transportation hubs, and other ...
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Pompeo: Religious freedom is ‘a universal human right’

Secretary of State Pompeo called religious freedom “a right belonging to every individual on the globe” and said the U.S. “stands with those who yearn for religious liberty.” Pompeo spoke May 29 as the State Department released the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report  describing the state of religious freedom in countries around the world. This year marks the 20th anniversary ...
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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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