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Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28, 2013 in Antwerp

Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28, 2013 in Antwerp

A new museum, focusing on the story of millions of people who travelled to America and Canada on board of the Red Star Line’s ocean liners in search of a new and better life is set to open on September 28, 2013 in Antwerp. The Red Star Line museum tells [...]

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An American Story to Tell in Passchendaele

An American Story to Tell in Passchendaele

This time next year we will mark the centenary of World War I, the so-called “War to End All Wars” that wreaked havoc on the European continent and completely flattened a number of Belgian towns. Earlier this week, Embassy Staff and Interns travelled to Ypres, Belgium, a town in West [...]

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Celebrating America’s Birthday

Celebrating America’s Birthday

In the spring of 1776, overwhelming support for independence swept through Britain’s thirteen North American colonies. Fiercely opposed to tyranny and taxation without representation imposed by their British colonizers, the colonies banded together and elected to take action in their struggle for freedom. On July 2, the colonies voted in [...]

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Immigration: The Making of the American People

Immigration: The Making of the American People

The story of the American people is the story of the world’s peoples. Throughout the United States’ history, hopeful immigrants have arrived to establish new lives in a new world. Whether fleeing oppressive regimes, seeking economic opportunity or simply pursuing personal dreams, each new arrival contributes to the American mosaic. [...]

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Road Trip USA

Road Trip USA

The lure of the open road is a favorite theme in U.S. popular culture. Immortalized in literature, music and film, the so-called Great American Road Trip is a rite of passage for youth seeking adventure and is also a popular vacation choice for families. Traversing the United States by car [...]

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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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How Educational Exchange Turns Nations Into People: A VUB Student’s Perspective

How Educational Exchange Turns Nations Into People: A VUB Student’s Perspective

I set sail for Washington DC in the summer of 2009, determined to complement my European perspective on International Relations with an American one and hoping to discover an unbiased truth in the process. As an MA student at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), I [...]

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Visit to West-Flanders and WWI Sites

Visit to West-Flanders and WWI Sites

During the American Embassy visit to West Flanders on Friday August 3, 2012, the Embassy delegation toured battle sites, museums, monuments, and cemeteries commemorating the loss of life during the First World War.  The first stop of the visit was in Zonnebeke at the Memorial Museum in Passchendaele.  The delegation [...]

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