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 to further respective interests at the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg. The statement was signed to kick off an historic weekend of commemorative events for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge many of which are taking place here at the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg. The statement recognizes the important historical and economic role the Luxembourg American Cemetery plays in the United States and Luxembourg and appreciates how it serves as an important symbol for the alliance between Luxembourg and the United States.
The Joint Statement of Mutual Interest continues further with a commitment to the future enhancement and enrichment of the cemetery. This includes training to ensure non-ABMC guides are well versed and informed as they take visitors through the cemetery and enhanced transportation to the cemetery from across Luxembourg City. This statement serves as a platform from which the participants can continue and expand their joint efforts in support of the Luxembourg American Cemetery.