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Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. It is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May. Consul General Amy P. Westling attended ceremonies at the Saint Mihiel American Cemetary and the Lorraine American ...
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La Gacilly Photography Festival Showcases American Artists

The largest outdoor photography festival in France is located in the town of La Gacilly. This year’s festival featured the United States through iconic and contemporary American photographers. The U.S. Embassy supported the Ansel Adams exhibit and the Public Affairs Officer and APP Rennes toured the festivial in support of strong cultural French and Americans ...
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The Elders visit the Embassy on April 23

Charge d’Affaires ad interim Mark Taplin welcomed former President of the United States Jimmy Carter and international champion of human rights Hina Jilani, both members of The Elders, to the Embassy April 23. The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela, work to advance peace and human rights throughout the world. They are in Paris to promote ...
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U.S. Citizens Involvement in World War I

The U.S. Embassy in Paris organized on April 8, 2014 at the Lycée Pasteur in Neuilly-sur-Seine, which was requisitioned on August 8, 1914 by the French Ministry of War for the American Field Service, a conference for 200 students on “U.S. Citizens’ Involvement in World War I.” Speakers included Chief Medical Officer Jean-Dominique Caron, Recruitment ...
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Lea Gilmore and Marc Borms: “Soul of a People or History of African American Music and Civil Rights”

In honor of the April jazz month, ConGen Strasbourg welcomed a blues, gospel and jazz singing civil rights activist Lea Gilmore to Strasbourg and Metz for three conference-concerts entitled “Soul of A People.”  Ms. Gilmore and her pianist Marc Borms spoke and sang on the history of African American music; civil and human rights; and ...
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