On July 11, 2018, Ambassador Evans and Mrs. Evans visited the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial to honor the brave servicemen who paid the ultimate price during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge. July 11, 1943 is of significance in General George S. Patton’s history. He was eventually awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross for actions in Gela, Sicily on July 11, 1943 while commanding the 7th Army. Ambassador Evans laid a wreath at General Patton’s resting place to honor his heroism, with a ribbon that says “We Have Not Forgotten.”
The Luxembourg American Cemetery, operated and maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission, is the only U.S. Military Cemetery in Luxembourg. It commemorates the Battle of the Bulge and the advance to the Rhine River after the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. The cemetery is the final resting place of 5,075 American Service Members including 100 unknown service members.
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