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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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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