Veteran’s Day 2013

For Veteran’s day, this year, we went to the American Military Cemetery in Luxembourg. I’ve had the privilege of visiting twice before today, but I have never been to the Veteran’s Day Ceremony. I was changed. It was an amazing experience for myself, my children, and for my husband.

The Ceremony took place on the 11th day, of the 11th month, at the 11th hour to commemorate the Armistice.

We have vowed to always to ensure we experience more opportunities to know more about Veteran’s, help more veterans, and make this day truly, a day of remembrance.

I wish I could share all of the ceremony with you, but I took limited pictures, and no video. I wanted to enjoy it as much as I could. When the national anthem rang in the tall chapel, I could barely hold back the tears.

Some facts about this cemetery:

General George S. Patton is buried here. His birthday is Nov. 11. So, this is a great chance to celebrate his birthday, as well.

From the wall in the visitors center

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The special ceremony to honor General Patton by the US Ambassador to Luxembourg (middle) and the Commissioner of the American Battle Monuments Commission (Left).

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There is one woman buried here. Nancy Leo.

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Five Band of Brothers are buried here

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Two Medal of Honor Recipients

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It’s a great opportunity, and before I leave Europe, I have big plans to visit many more of the WWI and WWII battle sites and burial ground. It’s a great opportunity, and one to not be wasted.

For more pictures from this day, please visit my online gallery at Design by Isla.

Thanks for visiting. 🙂

XO

 

 

 

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