Benelux community observes Memorial Day in Belgium, The Netherlands
By USAG Benelux Public Affairs
June 1, 2018 1 / 6 Col. Kurt Connell, U.S. Army Garrison Benelux commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Samara Pitre, of USAG Benelux, salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, near Welkenraedt, Belgium, May 26, 2018. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 6 Mark Lapointe sings the U.S. anthem acapella during the Memorial Day ceremony May 27, 2018, in Margraten, the Netherlands. His grandfather, Sgt. William G. Aubut (119 INF, 30 DIV), who was killed Feb. 23, 1945, while crossing the River Ruhr in Germany, is buried at the cemetery. VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 6 U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, the honorable Pete Hoekstra, speaks to the public and lays a wreath during the Memorial Day ceremony May 27, 2018, in Margraten, the Netherlands. VIEW ORIGINAL 4 / 6 Service members representing U.S. Army Garrison Benelux participate in the Memorial Day ceremony May 26, 2018 at the Ardennes American Cemetery in Neupré, Belgium. VIEW ORIGINAL 5 / 6 Service members representing U.S. Army Garrison Benelux participate in the Memorial Day ceremony May 26, 2018 at the Ardennes American Cemetery in Neupré, Belgium. VIEW ORIGINAL 6 / 6 Service members representing U.S. Army Garrison Benelux stand during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Flanders Field American Cemetery May 27, 2018, in Waregem, Belgium. VIEW ORIGINAL
CHIÈVRES, Belgium -- Americans, Dutch and Belgians honored their brother in arms during Memorial Day ceremonies May 26 and 27. The ceremonies took place at the Ardennes American Cemetery in Neupré, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery near Welkenraedt, and the Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, and the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten.
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