Yesterday we celebrated international women’s day and women’s history month at the U.S. Consulate General. Let’s keep pushing so that future girls think “what’s the big deal” with a woman astronaut, a woman president, a woman CEO, a woman dean, whatever.
As February draws to a close, Black History Month also ends. March is when Women’s History Month is celebrated in the United States. This video on the life of Sojourner Truth highlights her contributions as a woman and as an African-American to U.S. history. As a young girl, Truth was known as Isabella “Baumfree”, after her father’s nickname. For the
Public Affairs Counselor Sherry Keneson-Hall joined Mayor Bruls and other regional leaders in laying wreaths at the annual commemoration of the Nijmegen bombing February 22, 2017. The ceremony has taken place since 2001 to remembers the 800 victims of the tragic 1944 bombing of the city of Nijmegen. Keneson-Hall was asked to speak as the representative of the U.S. Embassy
When Dr. King visited the Netherlands in 1964, he said, “Honesty and realism impel me to admit that we still have a long, long way to go. But I think the important thing is that we are making progress.” At Sunday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Dinner in the Hague, Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley said that if Dr. King “were
In many ways, this is where it all started: Leiden’s Pieterskerk in the Netherlands. In 1620, 35 pilgrims departed Leiden for Plymouth in England. From there, they sailed onward aboard The Mayflower to the new colonies of Massachusetts. The first harvest festival celebrated in the new colony is seen as the origin of Thanksgiving. And here, on Thanksgiving Day 2016, more
Our historic Consulate General is featured in this week’s episode of At5’s “Straten van Amsterdam.” Check it out here: https://www.at5.nl/gemist/tv/272
Last week, U.S. Vice Consul Kharmika Alston (left) attended the closing the Netherlands’ first annual Black Achievement Month (October 1-31). See www.blackachievementmonth.nl to learn more about this important milestone.
September 17-18 – On various locations in the Arnhem/Nijmegen region, people gathered to commemorate those who fought in Operation Market Garden to help liberate the Netherlands.
On September 15, a unique American flag carried during D-Day in 1944 arrived at the Nationaal Militair Museum in Soesterberg. The flag was accepted with military ceremony in the presence of Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and about twenty American World War II veterans. The museum opened an exhibition on the flag on this day. Photo album of the event.
Embassy personnel came together to share their memories of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Overseas Americans Remember organized the ceremony which combined personal stories and music to honor those who died on that day 15 years ago, along with those who worked tirelessly to save them.
Since 2006, the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten has held an open-air Liberation Concert as a tribute to and in remembrance of the liberation of the Netherlands that began in September 1944 and those who died to secure it. CDA Shawn P. Crowley gave the opening remarks below at the concert on September 4, 2016. Remarks for Liberation