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Media advisory: Announcement of U.S. Embassy Luxembourg Commemoration for Veterans Day 2021
October 29, 2021

Veterans Day: Honoring all who served

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. to Luxembourg, Mr. Casey Mace, is pleased to invite representatives of the Luxembourg media to the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Luxembourg.

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m.

Luxembourg American Military Cemetery & Memorial

Val du Scheid – Hamm

The event is open to the public and will begin promptly at 11:00a.m.

Please note that in respect of the current Luxembourg COVID-19 guidelines for public gatherings, guests are required to wear masks throughout the event.  Please note this is not a CovidCheck event.

About Veterans Day / “Armistice Day”:

An Act approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in all U.S. history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

About the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC):
Luxembourg American Cemetery is managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). Established by Congress in 1923, ABMC commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces. ABMC administers 26 overseas military cemeteries, as well as 29 memorials, monuments, and markers.

For more information please contact the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg at +352 46 01 23 21 or at LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov