The United States Embassy and the Municipality of Parc Hosingen are reviving an old Christmas tradition

The United States Embassy and the Municipality of Parc Hosingen are reviving an old Christmas tradition

The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg and the Commune du Parc Hosingen have rekindled an old tradition with the former Commune of Hoscheid (now part of the Commune du Parc Hosingen) presenting the Embassy with a Christmas tree as a token of appreciation for the sacrifices made by American troops to liberate the area during the Battle of the Bulge.

“The United States has a strong historic relationship with the Hosingen Park Commune and this beautiful tree is a heartfelt and heartfelt symbol of that connection. We are very grateful to Mayor Wester and the Commune for the gracious renewal of this tradition. It embodies the sacred memory of the recent military past between the United States and Luxembourg and is particularly significant in December, during the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge,” said the acting Chargé d’Affaires, Mr. Casey Mace. .

Romain Wester, Mayor of the Commune of Parc Hosingen said: “For the Commune of Parc Hosingen, it is a great pleasure and an immense honor to once again present the Embassy of the United States with a Christmas tree from our beautiful landscapes of the Ardennes, which were so terribly devastated during the Battle of the Bulge. May this tree be a symbol of unwavering gratitude to our American liberators, of peace and hope this Christmas season, and of friendship and solidarity in this time of global pandemic.

The tradition of a pine cut from the woods surrounding Hoscheid and delivered to the Embassy to decorate the entrance hall of the Ambassador’s Residence, dates back to the time when Mr. Roland Gaul, a former staff member of the he United States Embassy in Luxembourg launched the idea together with Mayor Fernand Schmit and Alderman Charles Dirkes of the former Commune of Hoscheid.

Christmas tree with ornaments (Image of the Embassy)

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Photos: Embassy of the United States and Commune du Parc Hosingen

For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Luxembourg at +352 46 01 23 21 or LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov

Joan D. Boling