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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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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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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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