Luxembourg defence minister François Bausch (Déi Gréng) attended the event alongside US Commander of the 52nd Fighter Wing Colonel Hauck.
“Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has been a reminder of how fragile peace can be, even on the twenty-first century, even on European soil,” said US ambassador to Luxembourg Tom Barrett at the event. “On Veterans Day, we are reminded that the peace we enjoy comes at a price and we are humbled by the sacrifices members of the armed forces make in the name of our freedom.”
Veterans Day is a US federal holiday remembering and honouring military veterans of the US army who have fought during and since World War I. It coincides with Remembrance Day.