– PRESS RELEASE –
A ceremony to celebrate Veterans Day in honor of all American military service members was held Saturday morning at the Luxembourg American Cemetery.
“Recent events are a reminder of the immense power of unity and strength, which can be found in our shared commitment to a cause greater than ourselves, to peace and freedom. On Veterans Day, we honor the brave American service members whose courage and sacrifice have paved paths to unity, freedom, and peace at home and abroad alike,” said Michael Konstantino, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America in Luxembourg.
The official party included Michael Konstantino, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, Lt. Col. Mike Lamesch, Head of International Relations of the Luxembourg Army, Col. Kevin Crofton, Commander of the 52nd Fighter Wing, and Bud D. Pettigrew, American Battle Monuments Commission Commissioner.
Marked in Europe as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I, in the United States, Veterans Day honors the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
For more information, please contact the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg at +352 46 01 24 or via email at: LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov