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Past Events - This is What You Missed

11 December 2014 - "Nuts!" Night
 

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27 November 2014 - Thanksgiving Dinner

 

16 November 2014 – Tree Planting

Corporate Member Serendip Spa would like to thank ACB members and friends for joining them on their annual Tree Planting event. Organised by Melissa Rancourt, one of our newest ACB Board Members, this year’s event brought the total up to over 9,000 trees planted in the Sonian Forest. During this year’s event, more than 80 adults and children (plus a few enthusiastic tree-planting dogs) came together with the help of sponsors Greenlight, Yo e An, UBI and ACB to have an incredible day in the forest. Together, we managed to plant 1,200 trees in less than 2 hours.

31 October 2014 - ACB/AmCham Halloween Party

22 October 2014 - Pioneers' Dinner

7 September 2014 - Antwerp Tasting Tour

3 July 2014 - Ommegang Dinner


3 May 2014 - Kentucky Derby Party

27 April 2014 - American Football

 

10 April 2014 - Pasta Cooking Workshop 


 

28 February 2014 - Final Friday

23 February 2014 – Het Anker Brewery Visit

2 February 2014 - Super Bowl

30 January 2014 - American Financial Forum

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ACB News & Events

February 2015

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ACB Adopts the Grave of a WWII American Soldier

For many years the American Club of Brussels has taken an active part in commemorating the brave men of the American armed forces who gave their lives while fighting in Europe in two world wars. We have taken a new step in our efforts to continue the memory of these soldiers by officially adopting the grave of an American soldier whose final resting place is at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in eastern Belgium.


Private Charles F. Grove, Jr., from Mobile, Alabama, enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 17, 1943, and became a member of the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. During the heavy fighting in and around Aachen, Germany, he was killed in action on September 20, 1944. He was laid to rest in Plot G, Row 9, Grave 12, along with almost 8000 other Americans who died in Belgium and Germany.
 
Pvt. Grove's wife was employed by the draft board in Mobile through which he entered the military. A brother served in the U.S. Navy during the war. In addition to his wife and brother, Pvt. Grove left his parents and two sisters. He was the co-captain of his high school football team and the captain of the basketball team.
 
The American Club of Brussels is proud to continue its tradition of remembering the sacrifices of the American military in fighting tyranny, especially in Belgium, and we hope that many of you will take the opportunity to visit the grave of this simple soldier, unremarkable in many ways and yet very remarkable in one truly important way.

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