The American Battle Monuments Commission and the US embassy are hosting a special video livestream of Saturday’s Memorial Day ceremony.
This year’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Luxembourg American Military Cemetery in Hamm (photo Matic Zorman) is being held without guests due to social distancing restrictions for public gatherings. However, a livestream video of the event will be available on the Embassy website and Facebook platforms.
Memorial Day is a U.S. Federal Holiday commemorating the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in combat and on battlefields during armed conflicts around the world.
Ahead of the ceremony, US ambassador to Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans said: “For the fallen, our duty is to remember the sacrifice they have made so that we could live free to fight in another time and another enemy. General George S. Patton put it this way: ‘It’s better to fight for something in life than to die for nothing.’ So, as we face the challenges of our generation, we will nonetheless honour President Harry S. Truman’s pledge and our own obligation that ‘America will never forget their sacrifices.’”