Statement of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans

Statement of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans on the Passing of Herman Cain “Herman Cain was a dear friend of Linda’s and mine and we are deeply and personally saddened by his passing.  It is difficult for me to imagine as the last time I saw him he was his typical high-spirited, high-energy, and entertaining self.  He …

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Clarifying Questions on the Student Exchange Visa Programs Fall 2020 Based on March 9 Spring Guidance Broadcast

Please see below for answers for FAQs based on the guidance issued on March 9 for the Student and Exchange Visitor Progam (SEVP). Clarifying Questions for Fall 2020 Based On March 9 Spring Guidance Broadcast Last Updated: July 24, 2020 This document provides answers clarifying questions for the fall 2020 term based on the Student …

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Statement on Schrems II Ruling and the Importance of EU-U.S. Data Flows

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement on the July 16 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case. “While the Department of Commerce is deeply disappointed that the court appears to have invalidated the European Commission’s adequacy decision underlying the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, we are …

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Embassy is Welcoming Appointments for Limited Categories of Applicants Qualifying for NIEs

Embassy Luxembourg is welcoming appointments for limited categories of applicants who may qualify for national interest exceptions (NIEs) under Presidential Proclamation 9993, which has suspended routine travel from the Schengen Area to the United States.  Appointments are now available for the following visa categories: F visas; M visas; J visas (Professors, Research Scholars, Short Term …

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Remarks of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans for July 4th, 2020

On the 244th Anniversary of America’s declaration of freedom, Ambassador J. Randolph Evans offers his celebratory remarks: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Hello, or Moien, …

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Remarks of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans on July 4th, 2020

On the 244th Anniversary of America’s declaration of freedom, Ambassador J. Randolph Evans offers his celebratory remarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbNtJTlQpZA&feature=youtu.be “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Hello, or Moen, …

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Statement of United States Ambassador J. Randolph Evans Regarding a New Public Bus Service to the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm

United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans announced today that the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm is now accessible via a new stop on a public bus line operated by the Luxembourg Public Transport System, that began service today between the Luxexpo in Kirchberg and the American Battle Monuments Commission …

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Luxembourg National Day honored by American Leaders

Today, 23 June marks Luxembourg National Day. President Donald Trump, and Ambassador J. Randolph Evans offer their sentiments below: Statement from President Donald J. Trump: Your Royal Highness: On behalf of the American people, please accept my warmest wishes to you and all citizens of the Grand Duchy as you celebrate your National Day on …

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Luxembourg American Cemetery Reopened after COVID-19 Lockdown

Today, the Ambassador with Luxembourg Army Chief of Defense General Alain Deschene, LuxAir CEO Gilles Feith, and Superintendent Jennifer Roman came together to mark the symbolic reopening of the Luxembourg – American Cemetery in Hamm. Ambassador Evans noted: “Today is an important day as the world moves forward towards a new normal. Returning to places …

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Ambassador Evans Visit to Lycee Edward Steichen in Clervaux

Today, Ambassador Evans and Mayor Emile Eicher joined Mr. Jean Billa to tour Lycee Edward Steichen International School and discuss the school’s focus on digital education, an emerging aspect of classroom instruction that took center stage for students, teachers, and parents in the COVID-19 crisis. Ambassador Evans visited classrooms where students were actively engaging in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections – Ballot Collection

(8 June, 2020) VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS BALLOT COLLECTION All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. Return your Completed, Signed Ballot Some states allow you to return your completed ballot …

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Tageblatt Interview with Ambassador J. Randolph Evans: “Change Must Come from Within”

Ambassador Evans sat down with Luxembourgish daily Tageblatt to discuss racism in the U.S. and worldwide, in the wake of civic unrest in the U.S. and protests held at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg Friday afternoon. Below is a translated version of the article which can be found here: https://www.tageblatt.lu/headlines/us-botschafter-der-wandel-muss-von-innen-kommen/ Interview with J. Randolph Evans / …

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Statement of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans on Demonstration June 5, 2020

In response to the protests today outside the United States Embassy in Luxembourg, Ambassador J. Randolph Evans issued the following statement: “I heard you and I thank you for the peaceful protest so others could hear you as well.  We, as Americans, must and will continue our efforts individually and as a nation to work …

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Statement of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans 

As Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  I have long believed that justice brings light so that we can defeat darkness, creating a reliably brighter and better future. Our President is fully committed that, “for George …

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U.S. Embassy Luxembourg Memorial Day May 23, 2020 Ceremony and Video

It was a truly beautiful ceremony honoring all those that served and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Ambassador Evans said in his opening remarks: “I am proud to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg every day, but particularly on days like today, that mark such important events to honor our military and commemorate those who …

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Ambassador Evans Commemorates VE Day 2020

As Great Britain does even today, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 75 years ago paused and recognized the Victory in Europe by saying, “[w]e may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing; but let us not forget for a moment the toil and efforts that lie ahead.” With that same sentiment, Ambassador Evans took a …

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Statement of United States Ambassador J. Randolph Evans Regarding Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans announced today the Embassy’s plans for commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE-Day).   Ambassador Evans said: “VE Day is too important to simply let it come and go under the cover of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Indeed, it remains as important …

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Ambassador Evans Visits CHL Field Hospital with NATO and Government of Luxembourg Officials

Ambassador J. Randolph Evans visited the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg field hospital, hosted by Director Romain Nati, with Defense Coordinator Gilles Feith and General Alain Duschène of the Defense Directorate and Luxembourg Army; Peter Dohmen from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA); and Laurent Bodson, General Manager of the Warehouse Services Agency facility in …

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Luxembourger Wort Features WSA and U.S. Airforce Support

 Neighborhood Help WSA Employees Help Out at Overloaded Cargocenter   Customs control at cargo center: Thanks to the quick assistance of WSA, CFL cargo, the port of Mertert, and the army, air cargo traffic was saved from a collapse. Cargolux currently carries 120 weekly flights, 20 percent more than usual. “Go for it!” Help in …

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Queen Elizabeth addresses the UK and the Commonwealth in a Special Broadcast

Her Majesty the Queen addressed the UK and the Commonwealth Sunday in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle. The Queen thanked all the healthcare and essential workers on the front line as we here in Luxembourg and across the globe thank those that sacrifice so much to save everyone. The Queen urged that “This …

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Secretary Pompeo urges Americans who wish to go Home to do so Immediately

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke to the press on April 01, 2020 and urged Americans who are still abroad and wish to return to the U.S. to go immediately. From his statement: “Never in the department’s 230-year history have we led a worldwide evacuation of such enormous geographic complexity and such geographic scale.  We …

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Health Alert – Update on Advanced Health Care Centers in Luxembourg

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg – April 01, 2020 Event: Luxembourg’s four advanced healthcare centers are staffed by 140 health care workers who are able to attend to 2,600 patients each day.  The Health Ministry has reorganized the internal COVID-19 services into four categories: teleconsultations and home visits, advanced medical centers, elderly homes, and medical specialists. …

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U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO March 26, 2020 U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. government has rapidly mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency …

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ESTA Cancellation Information in Response to COVID-19

In accordance with Presidential Proclamation 9993 which became effective March 13, 2020, entry into the United States is suspended for most individuals who have been physically present within the Schengen Area in the 14 days prior to traveling to the United States. United States citizens and lawful permanent residents are exempt from the Proclamation. Travelers …

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Announcement on Embassy Staffing in Response to COVID-19 Safety Measures

The U.S. Mission to Luxembourg has adjusted its operations as of 13 March 2020 in response to the two-week closure of all local schools, the Government of Luxembourg’s call to prioritize telework where possible, and an interest to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Embassy will begin instituting its own social distancing program on March …

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White House Fact Sheet on the Presidential Proclamation

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP HAS TAKEN UNPRECEDENTED STEPS TO RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF AMERICANS “Together we are putting into policy a plan to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against coronavirus to save lives in America and the world. America will get it done!” – President Donald …

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Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions.  Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel …

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Excellent Additional Multimedia from 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Events

We enjoy an excellent partnership with the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) at the American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg. Our 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Commemoration was an unforgettable weekend with powerful events that took place over the weekend at the American Cemetery. The American Battle Monuments Commission recently posted new photos …

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Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper Speak at Munich Security Conference 2020

From February 14-16, 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper participated in the 56th Munich Security Conference with more than 30 heads of states and government and almost 100 foreign ministers. This year’s conference was focused on the state of the West. Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper both delivered speeches …

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70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Brussels and Luxembourg Celebration

On February 4, 2020, the Ambassador and Embassy staff celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Brussels and Luxembourg with current local scholars, alumni, board members, and friends. The Fulbright Program in Luxembourg is a highlight of the amazing academic bond shared between American and the United States. This also celebrated the annual …

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Proclamation on National Day Of Remembrance Of The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz

Proclamation on National Day Of Remembrance Of The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz, 2020 Issued on: January 24, 2020 On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we remember the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and pay tribute to the American soldiers and other Allied Forces who fought tirelessly …

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Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020 Across Europe

On January 27, 2020, the Embassy honored Holocaust Remembrance Day in Luxembourg and across Europe. Ambassador Evans joined Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the Delegation, HRH Grand Duke Henri, and many other leaders and dignitaries from across the world to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Ambassador and all those in …

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Ambassador Evans Wishes Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider a Fond Farewell

Ambassador Randy Evans hosted a farewell party at his residence for Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider, who is stepping down next month. Over 60 guests from the government, private sector, press and diplomatic corps attended the event, which was punctuated by warm remarks from Ambassador Evans and Minister Schneider. Please see our full photo …

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U.S. Delegation to attend the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Ambassador Evans has been named to the U.S. delegation to the 75th commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2020. The delegation is led by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and includes Ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, and Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft to visit Auschwitz. This sacred ground bore witness …

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DPM and Minister of Defense Francois Bausch Welcomed in Washington

The United States warmly welcomed Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Francois Bausch to Washington with a high-level meeting at the Pentagon. Minister Bausch’s visit, which will include a series of meetings with U.S. officials, exemplifies the close bond between the United States and Luxembourg as we continue to build on our strong …

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Iranian Protests Reported After IRGC Admits Responsibility for Downed Plane

Hundreds of people protested in several cities around Iran on Saturday after the military admitted to mistakenly shooting down a civilian Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 on board. In Tehran, protesters gathered near universities and called for the resignation of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and chanted, “Down with liars!” and “Death to dictator!” Saturday’s demonstrations …

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Pompeo: Don’t confuse peaceful Iraqi protesters and Iranian-backed terrorists

ShareAmerica – January 2, 2020 The attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was conducted by Iran-backed terrorist groups and orchestrated by the Iranian regime. These groups are not the same as the peaceful protesters decrying the corruption exported to Iraq by the Iranian regime. In fact, the same terrorist groups that stormed the embassy …

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Embassy Luxembourg – 2019 in Review

It was a milestone year for the U.S.- Luxembourg relationship, not only because we honored the sacrifice of 75 years ago that proved vital to preserving our freedom, but also because we achieved numerous successes that will grow our relationship in several fields including space, defense, finance, and trade.  These milestones and successes attracted a …

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Pentagon Statement on U.S. Airstrikes against Kata’ib Hizbollah

In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, U.S. forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH’s ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces. The five targets include three KH locations in …

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Luxembourg Defense Minister Francois Bausch Join Together in Luxembourg for Commemoration

Ambassador Evans: “U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper joined Luxembourg Defense Minister Francois Bausch along with the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Belgium Sophie Wilmes, President of Poland Andrzej Duda, former President of Germany Joachim Gauck, Speaker of the House …

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An Unforgettable Weekend Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge weekend began Friday with a historic signing by Ambassador Evans, Major General (Ret.) Matz, Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission, and Mr. Henri Kox, Minister Delegate for Defense for the Government of Luxembourg of a Statement of Mutual Interest focused on enhancing the visitor experience …

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Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

On December 16, 1944, Nazi forces launched their last major offensive campaign on the Western Front of World War II, deep in the Ardennes Forest.  In what would become known as the Battle of the Bulge, the United States and Allied Forces unleashed one of the most consequential—and tenacious—operations in modern military history.  Today, we …

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Historic 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Official Ceremony in Luxembourg

December 16 capped off an amazing weekend with a beautiful ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you to Speaker Pelosi, the Secretary of Defense Esper, General Milley of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Senator Hutchison, and Chairman Urban and Secretary Matz of ABMC …

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Productive Meetings between American and Luxembourg Governments to Build on Strong Bond

Sunday, December 15 Ambassador Evans and the team at U.S. Embassy Luxembourg hosted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her congressional delegation for briefings on U.S. diplomacy in Luxembourg. Following that, the delegation was received by Grand Duke Henri, President Fernand Etgen and the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies, and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. These valuable interactions between …

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Ambassador Evans and Delegations March through Streets of Bastogne for 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

Saturday, December 14, 2019 was an amazing day full of powerful events. The Ambassador was honored to welcome Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senator John Boozman, and the Presidential Delegation to Luxembourg to join him in the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Ambassador Evans and the delegations traveled to …

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Speaker Pelosi to lead Congressional Delegation for 75th Anniversary of Battle of the Bulge Commemorations

U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, J. Randolph Evans is pleased to share that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lead a Congressional Delegation to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Kingdom of Belgium for 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Commemorations, Dec.14-16, 2019. The delegation will take part in observances of the anniversary alongside veterans and …

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ABMC Luminary Event to Commence 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Weekend

As dusk fell on the Luxembourg American Cemetery December 13, 2019, each headstone lit up with a candle. It was a powerful remembrance of all those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Ambassador Evans, MG (Ret) William Matz, Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commision, Ms. Lydie Polfer, Mayor of Luxembourg City, and …

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Joint Statement of Mutual Interest signed between U.S., GOL and ABMC

Mr. Henri Kox, Minister Delegate for Defence for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Major General (Ret.) William M. Matz, Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission, and Mr. J. Randolph Evans, United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, signed a Joint Statement of Mutual Interest Friday December 13, 2019 committing to future actions …

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President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the WWII Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary Events

Ambassador Evans is pleased to have The Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of Defense and the Presidential Delegation here in Luxembourg for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Commemorative Events” with this link at the bottom:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-trump-announces-presidential-delegation-attend-world-war-ii-battle-bulge-75th-anniversary-commemoration-events/

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Invitation to Battle of the Bulge Ceremony December 16, 2019

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the Government of Luxembourg, the United States Embassy of Luxembourg and the American Battle Monuments Commission are honored to invite you and your partner to a commemorative ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Important Note: The access road to the Luxembourg American Cemetery …

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Snow does not stop Joyous Crowds from Celebrating the American St. Nick in Wiltz

On December 1st, 2019, Ambassador Evans joined Mayor Arndt and crowds in Wiltz in the cold snow to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of American St. Nick Day! This day celebrates the story of Richard Brookins and the 28th Infantry Division aka the Keystone Division that occupied Wiltz during the liberation of Luxembourg during WWII. After …

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Amazing Crowd at Wreaths Across America Event to Honor those who Serve

On November 30th, 2019 Ambassador Evans joined the Wreaths Across America Organization and the American Battle Monuments Commission at the Luxembourg American Cemetery to participate in the Wreath Laying ceremony. A large crowd gathered to participate in the ceremony, which was only the second time WAA held an event outside of the United States. The …

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75th Anniversary of 1944 Thanksgiving Celebration in Munshausen

This past Saturday, we celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Thanksgiving Dinner of 1944 between US troops and Luxembourg citizens in Munshausen. This event celebrates a unique shared memory between the United States and the people of Luxembourg. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful for this strong bond between our nations. The …

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Veterans Day 2019 Ceremony

Veterans Day in Luxembourg was celebrated at the American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg, which is one of 26 overseas American military cemeteries managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). The community joined Ambassador Randy Evans and his wife Linda, the Chief of Staff for U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, and the …

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The United States and Luxembourg sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the Warehouse Service Agency in Sanem (02.10.2019)

On 2nd October 2019, the Minister of Defence, François Bausch, and U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cost Sharing for Maintenance and Storage Operations of the United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) at the military depot managed by the Warehouses Service Agency (WSA) in Sanem. Under the new MOU, …

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75th Liberation Commemoration in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

On Sunday, September 23 Ambassador Evans represented the United States at the 75th Commemoration of the Battle of the Bulge in the Luxembourgish city of Ettelbruck, which was famously liberated by U.S. General George Patton’s 80th Infantry Division in 1944.  Also known as “Patton Town,” Ettelbruck is home to the General Patton Memorial Museum, General Patton Square, and since the 1950’s has hosted annual commemorations known as Remembrance …

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Minister Gramegna and Ambassador Evans Bring US-Luxembourg Taxation Protocol into Force

On 9 September 2019, Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance of Luxembourg and J. Randolph Evans, US Ambassador to Luxembourg, announced that the respective ratification procedures of the Protocol amending the Double Taxation Convention have been completed, thus bringing the Protocol into force. By exchanging the instruments of the Protocol, both countries acknowledge the ratification of …

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Trump formally reestablishes U.S. Space Command at White House ceremony

Raymond: U.S. Space Command will have a “sharper mission focus on protecting and defending space assets.” WASHINGTON — At a White House ceremony Thursday, President Donald Trump officially reestablished U.S. Space Command as the Defense Department’s 11th unified combatant command. The United States had a U.S. Space Command from 1985 until 2002 when it was …

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Delano.lu: Memorable 12 Months

The visit of Buzz Aldrin, signing a space MOU and getting a working group launched to tackle Holocaust victim restitution issues were the highlights of Randy Evans’s first year in Luxembourg. Before heading off to the States for a brief summer break, US ambassador to Luxembourg Randy Evans spoke about his first year in Luxembourg …

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Independence Day Celebration w/ Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and U.S. Congressional Delegation

On July 3rd, the U.S. Embassy Luxembourg hosted the annual Independence Day Celebration centered around the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing. Guests gathered at the Philharmonie to engage in Virtual Reality and observe a NASA moon rock and rover before listening to remarks from distinguished speakers such as guest of honor U.S. Apollo …

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Luxembourg National Day Press Statement by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Luxembourg as you celebrate your national day. The United States and Luxembourg’s steadfast partnership as friends and NATO allies is built on a long history of shared values and sacrifice.  This year, we commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day, …

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Memorial Day 2019 Ceremony

“This past Saturday I had the tremendous honor of hosting, together with the American Battle Monuments Commission, the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery.  It was a beautiful day, and an incredibly moving ceremony, and I’m grateful that we were able to have so many distinguished guests join us.” -Amb. Evans The ceremony …

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The United States and Luxembourg sign memorandum on space co-operation on May 10, 2019

Luxembourg, May 10, 2019 – The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the United States of America today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will serve to catalyze and significantly deepen cooperation between the two countries in the field of space. Étienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, signed the MoU …

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Ambassador Randy Evans and Embassy Staff gather for a Moment of Silence In Honor of HRH Grand Duke Jean

Today, together with U.S. Ambassador Randy Evans, the Embassy staff gathered for a moment of silence under the U.S. flag flown at half-mast, honoring HRH Grand Duke Jean and joining the people of Luxembourg in this period of national mourning. Ambassador Evans said: “Thank you for taking a moment to honor someone who deserves and …

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White House Statement on Death of Grand Duke Jean

Yesterday evening, the White House issued a statement on the passing of Grand Duke Jean: “Statement on the passing of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg: On behalf of the American people, the White House expresses condolences to the people of Luxembourg and the family of Grand Duke Jean upon his passing today. Grand Duke Jean was a …

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74th Annual WWII Commemoration hosted by the Syndicat d’intérêts locaux Hamm-Pulfermuehl

On Sunday, April 7th, Ambassador Randy Evans attended the 74th Annual Second World War Commemoration hosted by the Syndicat d’intérêts locaux Hamm-Pulfermuehl  at the Luxembourg American  Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm. This year’s ceremony included the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Fernand Etgen, official representatives to the Council of Aldermen of the cities of Luxembourg …

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Doughboys in Luxembourg exhibition openin

On Friday April 5 at  Luxembourg’s National Museum of Military History, Ambassador Evans spoke to an audience gathered for the  opening of the “Doughboys in Luxembourg,” a U.S. Embassy sponsored exhibition on the little known history of U.S. troops in Luxembourg at the end of the First World War. The Ambassador was joined by H.E. …

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Protecting the EU Elections –Ambassador Randy Evans Op-Ed

Protecting the EU Elections – U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans   The Achilles Heel of democracies around the world is the vulnerability of open and free elections to malign influence.  Strict adherence to the ‘rule of law’, the cornerstone of all democracies, dictates that governments accept election outcomes regardless of the influences that lead …

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U.S. Embassy Luxembourg  Opens “SpaceNex” With Announcement of Funding for the University of Luxembourg’s SCIENTEENS LAB – “De Labo Fir Jonker”

Today, the United States Embassy introduced its newest addition – SpaceNex.  In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Landing on the Moon, and the expected new joint cooperation agreement with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Embassy welcomed the next generation of scientists, thinks, inventors, and explorers from Scienceteens Lab and the University of Luxembourg. …

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Honoring the Past – Looking to the Future

In the course of 2019, the United States of America, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and nations around the world will mark several major historical milestones like the 70th anniversary of the creation of NATO, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the 75th anniversaries of the Liberation of Luxembourg and the …

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U.S. Embassy Luxembourg – Statement on Russian PM Medvedev’s Planned Visit to the Grand Duchy

The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, responding to news of the Russian Prime Minister’s planned visit issued the following statement: “Luxembourg and its government find themselves at a unique time and in a unique place for advancing the right of all countries and peoples to “stay what [they] are”.  It is a unique time as Russian …

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U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Meets with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans, and U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, Tom Yazdgerdi, led a delegation including leaders of the World Jewish Restitution Organization and the Jewish Community of Luxembourg, to a meeting today with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, to discuss international efforts, including those of Luxembourg, to address remaining Holocaust-era property issues. …

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Veterans Day 2018 Ceremony

In Luxembourg, Veterans Day is traditionally celebrated at the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg. The Luxembourg American Cemetery is one of 26 overseas American military cemeteries managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). In the presence of Ambassador Randy Evans and his wife Linda, the Commander of the 52nd Fighter Wing out of …

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Luxembourg College Night – LCN – 2018

Last night, together with EducationUSA Luxembourg and the International School of Luxembourg, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg organized the second Luxembourg College Night (LCN).  LCN 2018 was a huge success, with close to 400 attendees visiting with the 30 universities represented. From major research institutions to small liberal arts colleges, to performing arts programs and …

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Ambassador Evans attends annual Liberation Commemoration in Esch-Alzette – 10 September 2018

September 10th, 1944 marks a special day in the Luxembourgish commemoration calendar. On this very day, U.S. troops liberated Luxembourg City. But the capital wasn’t the only city to be delivered on that day. Esch-Alzette and many other towns were liberated too. Units of the 5th U.S. armored division, commanded by General Lunsford E. Oliver, …

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Ambassador Evans and Mrs. Evans visit the National Military History Museum in Diekirch

On September 6th, 2018 Ambassador Evans and his wife Linda went on an official visit to the National Military History Museum in Diekirch. The Ambassador was welcomed by the Museum Director Benoît Niederkorn, History Professor and museum special pedagogical projects coordinator Philippe Victor, President Frank Rockenbrod, Vice-President Marc Rosch and former museum curator and historian …

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American Labor Day Commemoration by Luxembourg Workers Unions

On September 3rd, 2018 Ambassador Evans attended the American Labor Day wreath-laying ceremony, organized by the Luxembourg Trade and Workers unions OGBL and FNCTTFEL (the National Railway and Public Transport Union) at the American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm. Each year, by laying a wreath at General George S. Patton’s grave, this ceremony commemorates …

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Top Tips for Americans Visiting Luxembourg

Top Tips for Americans Visiting Luxembourg Check your passport validity: Check the expiration date on your passport carefully before traveling to Luxembourg. To enter Luxembourg or the Schengen area, have at least six-month’s validity remaining on your passport. If your passport does not meet the requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your …

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Independence Day Celebration 2018

On June 28th, 2018, the U.S. Embassy Luxembourg hosted its annual Independence Day reception celebrating 242 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The theme of this year’s reception was “Journey Across America” featuring vintage posters of each unique U.S state, a large pin-board for guests to mark their favorite city, traditional foods …

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Ambassador Evans Welcomes Local Students and Scholarship Winners

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Ambassador Evans welcomed four local high school students to the U.S. Embassy, to congratulate them on receiving competitive scholarships to study and experience American University life in the United States. Through the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship and EducationUSA Academy, the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section will send four students on …

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50th Anniversary of Luxembourg’s NATO Supply and Procurement Agency

On June 25th, 2018, Ambassador Evans was proud to honor the NATO Supply and Procurement Agency (NSPA) on the occasion of its 60th Anniversary of its founding, and its 50th Anniversary in Luxembourg. NSPA provides responsive, effective and cost-efficient acquisition, including armaments procurement; logistics; operational and systems support and services to the Allies, NATO Military …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 2018 LGBTI Pride Month

On Friday, June 1st 2018, Chargé d’Affaires Kerri S. Hannan hosted the Rainbow Flag Raising in honor of LGBTI Pride Month, with guest of honor and First Husband, Gaulthier Destenay, Member of Parliament Marc Angel as well as the Ambassadors and representatives of the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain and France. We also had …

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2017 International Religious Freedom Report

The Department of State submits this annual report to the Congress in compliance with section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-292), as amended. This report covers the period between January 1 and December 31, 2017. U.S. embassies prepare the initial drafts of country chapters based on information from government officials, …

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Chargé d’Affaires Kerri Hannan visits Ecole Internationale de Differdange

On Tuesday May 29, Chargé d’Affaires Kerri Hannan visited the Ecole International (EI) in Differdange.  Headmaster Gerard Zens and Assistant Headmaster Elisabeth DaSilva welcomed Ms. Hannan to the school where Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Marco Leon has spent the year helping to support English language learning. Marco has been supported by cooperating teachers Mr. …

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Memorial Day 2018

On Saturday, 26th May, the United States Chargé d’Affaires Ms. Kerri S. Hannan and the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) hosted the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm, known as Luxembourg American Cemetery. This year, the fly-over was performed by a U.S. AirForce C120-J SUPER HERCULES, assigned to …

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2018 U.S. Midterm Elections Debate

On Thursday, 17th May, Chargé d’Affaires, Kerri S. Hannan gave opening remarks at the U.S. Midterm Elections Debate between Republicans Overseas Luxembourg and Democrats Abroad Luxembourg, respectively lead by James O’Neal, William Abundes and Natalie Bachiri, Eva Moynihan. The event was co-organized by PaperJam Business Club and AmCham Luxembourg and moderated by Delano news editor-in-chief, …

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Meet Mike Pompeo, the new Secretary of State

Few Americans possess a resume as varied as that of Mike Pompeo: first in his class at West Point, an editor of the Harvard Law Review, entrepreneur, congressman and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Add a new line to that resume: America’s chief diplomat. Pompeo, 54, was sworn in 26 April 2018 as the …

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2018 EducationUSA Academy Call for Applications

EducationUSA Academy Summer 2018 U.S. Embassy Funded Scholarship Call for Applications Written Essay Competition Do you want to improve your English and experience U.S. university campus life? Then the EducationUSA Academy program might be right for you. For the first time, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg is pleased to offer two to three full scholarships for high school students in …

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2017 Battle of the Bulge Commemorations

From December 15 to 17, 2017, the U.S. Embassy participated in several World War 2 commemorations, remembering the start of the Battle of the Bulge on December 16, 1944. Chargé d’Affaires, Kerri S. Hannan, who went to Schumann’s Eck National Liberation Memorial commemoration, advocated more collaboration between the nations. Public Affairs Officer, Daniel Pattarini, who …

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United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Members Visit Luxembourg

Thursday and Friday October 19-20, 2017 Luxembourg American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm Joint wreath laying with H.E. Mr. Mars di Bartoloméo (President) and Members of Parliament Marc Angel and Claudia Dall’Agnol. Two members of the United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, Chairman Charles …

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Luxembourg College Night 2017

On 5 October, 2017 over 25 Top American Universities came to Luxembourg to recruit talented and diverse High School and University Students. For the first time ever in Luxembourg, over25 universities were represented at an American-style university recruitment fair. From major research institutions to small liberal arts colleges, to one of America’s most highly regarded …

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State Department releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

Secretary Tillerson: “Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s …

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Secretary Tillerson Delivers Remarks on International Religious Freedom

On August 15, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the  2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom  at the U.S. Department of State. Religious freedom is both a core American value and a fundamental human right. Mandated by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the IRF Report describes the status of religious freedom in foreign countries and U.S. actions and …

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