Remarks at Wereth Massacre Memorial Ceremony

Ambassador Gidwitz Remarks at Wereth Massacre Memorial Ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 Seventy-five years ago today, where we now stand, 11 African-American soldiers were murdered during the earliest days of the Battle of the Bulge. Cut off behind enemy lines after a barrage of heavy fire from the Germans, these 11 soldiers struck out, hoping ...
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Remarks at Malmedy Massacre Memorial Ceremony

Ambassador Gidwitz Remarks at Malmedy Massacre Memorial Ceremony Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 As grim as war can be, some moments are more searing – and more disheartening – than others. Today we’ve come together – here – to remember such a day. That day unfolded 75 years ago, right where we stand, and in the ...
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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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Funding Opportunity for Events Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

The Embassy is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program to support events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.  The deadline for applications is April 19, 2019 so please visit the links below to apply.  We are looking for programs that would take place during ...
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