Archive for March, 2013

A Very Special Last Post in Ypres

A Very Special Last Post in Ypres

Every night starting in 1928, the Last Post has been played at 8:00pm under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper, Belgium to honor the British and Allied soldiers who fell in combat during the Ypres Salient in World War I. At present, this solemn salute has been played over 29,000 [...]

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America Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

America Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day offers the Irish and non-Irish alike the opportunity to celebrate “Irishness” in a variety of ways — some authentic, some innovative, some downright tacky — but none has proved more widespread or enduring than the annual parade. In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day parades are wildly [...]

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13 New Historic Landmarks Celebrate U.S. Diversity

13 New Historic Landmarks Celebrate U.S. Diversity

U.S. officials March 11 announced the designation of 13 new national historic landmarks that recognize a more complete story of America. The new landmarks include an Alabama bridge that was the site of “Bloody Sunday” during the civil rights movement, a 400-year-old historic district showcasing the influence of Spanish culture [...]

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Remembering Herbert Hoover and the Commission for Relief in Belgium (March 16, 2013 – May 21, 2013)

Remembering Herbert Hoover and the Commission for Relief in Belgium (March 16, 2013 – May 21, 2013)

From March 16, 2013 until May 21, 2013, the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, will host a temporary exhibition on Herbert Hoover and the Commission for Relief in Belgium. The exhibition, on loan from the U.S. Embassy to Belgium, details the role the future president Hertbert Hoover played in [...]

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U.S. Celebrates Women’s Contributions to the World Every March

U.S. Celebrates Women’s Contributions to the World Every March

Each year, the president issues a proclamation calling on all citizens to observe March as National Women’s History Month, as well as a separate proclamation on International Women’s Day, March 8. The worldwide celebration, begun in 1975 by the United Nations, recognizes women’s achievements, highlights issues of common concern and [...]

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American Novelist Douglas Kennedy at Cinematek

American Novelist Douglas Kennedy at Cinematek

American novelist Douglas Kennedy is coming to Brussels in March to attend the ‘Foire du Livre’ and he will visit CINEMATEK as well. The author of such a popular novels as “Leaving the word” (2010) and “The moment” (2011) will be in CINEMATEK on March 9, 2013 in order to [...]

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