Ambassador Lynda Blanchard’s Remarks for Mt. Mangart Ceremony

June 3, 2020 Last month, we gathered to mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War Two – the commemoration of the day when peace and hope finally returned to Europe, but also a time to reflect on the immense human toll the war had taken. Today we are here on Mount Mangart …

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Ambassador Lynda Blanchard’s Remarks for VE Day 75th Anniversary

8 May 20202  – Thank you to President Pahor for bringing us together to mark this important milestone in world history, and to my fellow ambassadors for being here to celebrate the solidarity that led us to victory in Europe. As we pay tribute to the brave forces who fought for our freedom, and remember …

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Ambassador Blanchard Amazed by the Rich Cultural Heritage of Slovenia

Culture is an integral and important part of the Slovenian national identity, and is celebrated every year on Presernov Dan, the Slovenian national cultural commemorating the anniversary of the death of the greatest Slovenian poet dr. France Preseren. Ambassador Lynda Blanchard appreciates Slovenian’s love of history and culture, and has been actively learning about this …

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First-ever Let It Roll Music Film Festival

On this, the anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the U.S. Embassy was proud to support the first edition of the “Let It Roll” Music Film Festival featuring the documentary “Free to Rock”, directed by Jim Brown. Featuring interviews with Jimmy Carter, Billy Joel, and many other influential figures from …

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Temporary Border: Life and Longing in Zone A

Ambassador Hartley and Chief of the Office for Defense Cooperation Steve Pena attended the opening of the exhibition entitled “Temporary Border: Life and Longing in Zone A (1945- 1947).” The exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of the western Slovenian border and is devoted to an outline of existential relations in the area …

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An Overview of U.S. Holidays

The United States, like other nations, sets aside a number of days each year to commemorate events, people or public occasions. These holidays typically are marked by a general suspension of work and business activity, and by public and/or religious ceremonies. [See: Holidays observed by the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia ] Technically, the United States does not celebrate national holidays, but Congress has …

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To Hell and Back

During World War II, 142 American Aircraft crashed in Slovenia. Our Embassy was very happy to support the development of an information portal collecting data on all American planes that were downed over Slovenian territory during the WWII prepared by the Park of military history Pivka, as part of the exhibition “To Hell and Back”. …

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