On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Embassy of Luxembourg hosted a “Torch March” in celebration of Luxembourg’s Special Olympics team’s departure for the Olympic games in Los Angeles. Chargé d’Affaires Alison Shorter-Lawrence; Chair of Special Olympics, Pascale Schmoetten; and National Director of Special Olympics Luxembourg, Mark Feltgen made remarks in English and in Luxembourgish which addressed the foundation of the Special Olympics and wished the athletes the best of luck. Carrying banners, balloons, and even an “Olympic torch”, the athletes, coaches, and some Embassy employees then paraded from the Embassy to the Schuman traffic circle and back. The march was followed by a reception featuring the classic American treat, root beer floats.
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