BELGIUM, WISCONSIN. Consul Stan Myck from the Luxembourg Embassy in Washington, DC, visited Eastern Wisconsin and spoke at a private function for LACS members at the Luxembourg American Cultural Society in Belgium, Wisconsin on Tuesday, November 12th.
Consul Myck traveled as an envoy from the Embassy to speak in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. This legendary WWII Battle took place from December 16, 1944- January 25, 1945.
The battle was the Germans’ last major WWII offensive campaign on the Western Front and an impactful one. More than 2100 Luxembourg homes were destroyed (and 1400 others seriously damaged), and more than 500 non-combatant Luxembourgers were killed. For the Americans, it was the largest and bloodiest battle of the war, killing more than 19,000 soldiers. Despite the trauma, the bitter battle demonstrated strong loyalties between Luxembourg and America, which still hold true today.
During the member social, Myck was able to meet with dozens of LACS members, including the family that once hosted his daughter when she was an LACS intern several years ago.
Consul Myck also visited Wisconsin to see local sites and to connect with area Luxembourgers and Luxembourg descendants, as the LACS boasts more than 3,000 members, many of which settled in the Belgium, Wisconsin area and throughout the Midwest. He toured Luxembourg-built sites, including the Port Washington Light Station, as well as Stony Hill School in Waubeka. He also explored a bit of Milwaukee while en route to a press interview.
**The Luxembourg American Cultural Society’s mission is to preserve the roots of our heritage and nurture the leaves of ongoing relationships between Luxembourg and America.**