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  • People arrive for a media preview of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington on September 14. (© AP Images)

    African-American history museum holds a story for us all

    The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, first proposed in 1915 by black veterans of the U.S. Civil War, opens a century later on September 24.

  • U.S. presidential debates are coming (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

    U.S. presidential debates are coming

    By TV, Twitter and Facebook, U.S. presidential debates are coming. Some experts predict the first debate, to be held September 26 from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, will shatter records, with as many as 100 million viewers tuning in.

  •  The 2018 Diversity Visa Program will accept entries from October 4, 2016, to November 7, 2016.
	
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    Diversity Visa 2018 (Green Card Lottery)

    Enter the Diversity Visa 2018 program (DV-2018) starting October 4 through November 7, 2016.

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  • National Memorial Fort Breendonk before perishing in an Austrian camp.

    National Memorial Fort Breendonk

    Today marks the annual commemoration of the National Memorial Fort Breendonk, a Nazi concentration camp in Belgium. Mrs Liliane Coucke-Smith, RN recounts the last time she saw her fiancé who was initially taken to Breedonk. #USBelgianHeroes

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  • President Obama at the Leaders' Summit on Refugees at UNGA

    Leaders Summit on Refugees

    President Obama: "If we were to turn refugees away—simply because of their background or religion...we would be reinforcing terrorist propaganda." "As Americans, we are determined to do our part to aid refugees."

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  •  President Obama Addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly
	
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    President Obama Final Address to UNGA

    President Obama: "Religious traditions can be honored and upheld while teaching young people science and math, rather than intolerance." "We must reject the fundamentalism...instead we need to embrace the tolerance that results from respect for all human beings"

More News from the Embassy

  • Security Message for US Citizens

    U.S. citizens should be aware that Belgian authorities continue to investigate new and ongoing terrorist threats. Recent arrests and police raids have been widely reported in the media. The Belgian Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis has maintained its terrorism threat rating at Level 3 (attack probable). U.S. citizens are advised to avoid large gatherings of people. Please check our U.S. Citizens page regularly. For the latest info about Brussels Airport, check this page. Read more.

  • Europe Travel Alert

    The State Department is alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.

  • Worldwide Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

    Updated March 3, 2016. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.

Embassy Events

  • Remembering the victims of 9/11 & 3/22 with staff
    Remembering the victims of 9/11 & 3/22 with staff

    This Sunday marks the fifteenth anniversary of the attacks, which took the lives of 2,977 people in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This year Belgium has also faced the deadliest act of terrorism it has ever known 

  • Corcoran Returns Stained Glass Windows to Abbey
    Corcoran Returns Stained Glass Windows to Abbey

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer attended the opening of an exhibit of medieval stained glass windows belonging to the Park Abbey. A trio of stained-glass windows were recently returned at no cost to the city of Leuven by the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, DC. 

  • Becoming a Knight of the Belgian Brewers' Paddle
    Becoming a Knight of the Belgian Brewers' Paddle

    This past weekend, U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer became a knight of the Belgian Brewers’ Paddle and participated in the opening of the Belgian Beer Weekend held on the Grand Place of Brussels. 

  • Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer went to Tournai to visit the #TAMAT tapestry center where the Embassy’s 17th century "Neoclassical Pastoral Scene" Flemish tapestry is being restored.
    Visit to TAMAT Tapestry Center in Tournai

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer went to Tournai to visit the #TAMAT tapestry center where the Embassy’s 17th century "Neoclassical Pastoral Scene" Flemish tapestry is being restored.  

  • Visiting Firestone Walker Brewery
    Visiting Firestone Walker Brewery

    Ambassador Bauer visited the Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, CA where she met David Walker, co-founder of the brewery for a tour of the facility. Firestone Walker Brewery is one of the three craft breweries where Duvel, one of the oldest and well-known large Belgian breweries, has invested in the U.S.. ‪  

  • On Friday, June 3, U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer attended the Bastogne Memorial Day ceremony at the Mardasson Memorial monument to honor those who fought and died during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
    Ambassador Bauer at the Mardasson Memorial

    Ambassador Bauer in Bastogne: « Nous n'oublierons jamais le sacrifice de tous ceux qui ont péri ici, soldats comme civils, Belges et Américains. » On Friday, June 3, the Ambassador attended the Bastogne Memorial Day ceremony held at the Mardasson to honor those who fought and died during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. 

  • Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer honors our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom at the Ardennes American Cemetery on MemorialDay, May 28, 2016.
    Memorial Day in American Cemeteries in Belgium

    Ambassador Bauer: "They died liberating a country they had never been to, helping people they had never met. But they knew it was the right thing to do...They rest here, across Belgium and across Europe, reminding all of us of the price of freedom." 

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