Remarks at City of Bastogne Reception

Ambassador Gidwitz Remarks at City of Bastogne Reception Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 Mayor Lutgen, Prime Minister Wilmès, Madame Speaker, Senator Boozman, Congressional delegation members, citizens of Bastogne, dear Belgian friends, and American colleagues – I’m very happy to be with you all tonight as a guest of the Mayor of the City of Bastogne. I ...
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Remarks at Battle of the Bulge Veterans Lunch

Ambassador Gidwitz Remarks at the Battle of the Bulge Veterans Lunch Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 I’m so pleased to be here today to welcome all of you to the inaugural event of our multi-day commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. And also, to celebrate the completion of the first phase ...
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Remarks at Grave of Volunteer Nurse Augusta Chiwy

Ambassador Gidwitz Remarks at the Grave of Volunteer Nurse Augusta Chiwy Bastogne, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 Friends and guests, please allow me to express my thanks to you for the honor of speaking at Augusta Chiwy’s grave here today. Those who learn her story come to view Augusta as equal parts hero and inspiration. She ...
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Battle of the Bulge Veteran Vince Speranza and the 101st Airborne Division

During the Battle of the Bulge the 101st Airborne Division turned the tide of war. The division was surrounded, but they survived and fought in terrible conditions, holding the city of Bastogne. We were honored to meet with a 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) who are in Bastogne to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. #75yearsliberation #NeverForget #Bastogne75 #WeAreAllies ...
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Phase One of the Mardasson Memorial renovation completed thanks to American private donors

December 04 – The first phase of  the restoration of the Mardasson Memorial is complete, just in time for the key ceremonies set to take place in Bastogne for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. The U.S. Embassy announced the launch of the renovation project on October 1, which included extensive cleaning ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Restoration of Bastogne’s Mardasson Memorial

October 1, 2019 – To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the sacrifices of American armed forces during World War II, and the generosity of the Belgian people, the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium announced the launch of a project to restore the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium. U.S. ...
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