Friday, May 28, 2010

Presidential delegation to the Benelux...

President Barack Obama has announced that on 29-30 May 2010 a Presidential Delegation will be in The Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Kingdom of Belgium guessed it....The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The delegation will be attending Memorial Day Ceremonies marking the 65th Anniversary of the End of World War II.

This is not exactly what I would consider a high-level visit, but since this is a Presidential Delegation that will be attending ceremonies marking the end of WWII it is possible that we'll get a few pictures of our favorite Benelux royals. I'm sure you probably guessed that the possible royal attendance and/or photo opportunity is the reason I'm passing along this information.

Members of the Delegation:

The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, leading the delegation.
The Honorable Ivo H. Daalder, U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The Honorable Fay Hartog Levin, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Honorable Howard W. Gutman, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium
The Honorable Cynthia Stroum, U.S. Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Mr. Charles Payne, World War II Veteran and President Barack Obama’s Great Uncle

Never fear travelers, President Obama is not listed as part of the delegation so you won't have to worry about sealed-off streets and gridlocked traffic. I know it's annoying that The President of the United States doesn't visit cities he shuts them down completely. Don't be offended my European friends it happens even in the US.

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