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MUDEC Méinden Winter 2019 #1
MUDEC Méinden Winter 2019 #1
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Winter 2019 #1-Home for the Holidays Edition

 December 16, 2019

Farewell to the 2019 Fall Class!

Picture of Fall 2019 t-shirt signed by the students

~Study~ School's Out


  • Farewell from Junior Editor Hannah Straub
  • Battle of the Bulge Luminary at the American Cemetery

~Travel~ Home for the Holidays

School's Out for Winter

Äddi from Hannah Straub

Hannah Straub
To my fellow MUDEC students, parents, faculty, staff, and MUDEC alum, thank you!

This semester was one for the books, and not just because of the beautiful and wonderful places I got the opportunity to travel to. Being the junior editor of the newsletter this year brought me more than I ever thought possible. Through writing about field trips and concerts, to alumni stories and student internships, I’ve been able to take your stories and tell them to the greater MUDEC community. I’ve gotten to learn all about the traditions of MUDEC while continuously cultivating my passion for writing and celebrating all of the wonderful things that you all do!

It has been an absolute privilege to be able to serve the MUDEC community in this way and I’m eternally grateful for all of the positive encouragement (even when I constantly haggle you all for travel pictures and misadventures).

Thank you for the memories. Thank you for the adventure. Thank you for allowing me to tell beautiful MUDEC stories for a semester.

Have a wonderful Christmas :)
All the MUDEC love,

Hannah Straub
Andy holding his head in agony while writing the newsletter without Hannah Straub

The Editor's reaction to having to write the newsletter without Hannah.

Battle of the Bulge 75: Luminary at the

Luxembourg American Cemetery
Most of you have been to the American Cemetery in Hamm, where General George S. Patton is buried. Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge, the last-ditch German attempt to reverse the tide of World War II. It was the largest battle fought by the US Army and, as you know, took place in Luxembourg and Belgium.
The weekend's festivities began on Friday with a luminary event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. As dusk fell at the cemetery, each headstone was lit with a candle, "creating a powerful moment of remembrance for those who sacrificed all for our freedom." The commemorations continue today with a ceremony in the presence of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, a Presidential Delegation led by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and a Congressional Delegation led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Below some pictures from the luminary event showing the cemetery in a light in which we have never seen.
American Cemtery with graves lit by candle and the Luxembourg flag flying
Graves with candles and Luxembourg and American flags
Chapel of the American Cemetery

Home for the Holidays

Most MUDEC students headed home after exams ended last week as the sun set on their unforgettable semester in Luxembourg. 
Stock footage of an airplane flying as the sun starts to set
"airplane" by Kuster & Wildhaber Photography is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
This Week's Schedule

Monday-Friday: No classes

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Château & Administrative Hours

Château Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00-17:00

Saturday- Sunday: Closed

Administrative Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00

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