– PRESS RELEASE –
U.S. Embassy Luxembourg and the American Battle Monuments Commission are pleased to invite members of the public and press to the annual Veterans Day ceremony
on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
at the Luxembourg American Military Cemetery
(50 Val du Scheid – Hamm)
Please note that the event begins promptly at 11:00 a.m., earlier arrival is recommended. No prior registration is required.
About Veterans Day / “Armistice Day”:
An Act approved on May 13, 1938 made November 11 a legal holiday in the United States — a day dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be celebrated as Armistice Day. Armistice Day was primarily a day to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen in all U.S. history, and after American forces had fought in Korea, the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938 by renaming the day as Veterans Day. With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
For more information please contact the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg at +352 46 01 23 24 or at LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov