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Health Alert: CDC COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travelers to the United States

January 19, 2021 Location: Worldwide: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar ...
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Remarks at Boggess Bunker Unveiling Ceremony

Remarks at Boggess Bunker Unveiling Ceremony December 13, 2020 Distinguished guests, Mayor Lutgen, friends,  I’d like to take you back to that cold winter of 1944.  Imagine you’re part of lieutenant charles boggess’ (boh-zhesses) platoon. Your leader is determined to reach bastogne. There’s just one last obstacle – a small bunker – that you can barely ...
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Ambassador Gidwitz Remarks at Mardasson Ceremony

Ambassador Gidwitz Remarks at Mardasson ceremony Bastogne, December 12, 2020    Secretary Matz, Secretary Michel,   Mayor Lutgen, distinguished guests,  What an honor and an immense pleasure to be back in Bastogne and to announce a new chapter in our enduring partnership.    We’re standing here on a sacred site where 76 years ago, thousands of Americans fought and died for the very freedom we all enjoy today.   As Ambassador, ...
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Ambassador Remarks for the Dedication of the Nurses’ Memorial in Bastogne

Ambassador Remarks for the Dedication of the Nurses’ Memorial in Bastogne Friday, December 11, 2020 Mr. Mayor,  Dear friends of Bastogne,  Traditionally, december had long marked a time of joy for families gathering in Bastogne.  In the final full year of the war, Renée Lemaire and Augusta Chiwy had both made their way home for ...
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