U.S. European Command’s Maj. Gen. Mark Loeben was invited to speak at the DAZ: Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum (German-American Center) Concert in Neues Schloss, Stuttgart, on 7 October 2015.
Meine Damen und Herren, Ladies and Gentlemen, Guten Abend, Good Evening. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you tonight. I’m honored to be here in this beautiful hall among such very distinguished company.
I would especially like to recognize Dr. Rudolf Boehmler, chairman of the board of the German-American Center, Stuttgart and his wife; Consul General James W. Herman, U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, and his wife; Dr. Birgit Schneider-Boenniger, Head of the Cultural Office here in Stuttgart; and one of my favorite couples, Klaus Schaffer and Dr. Gabrielle Kloster-Schaffer. A special welcome to members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of Economy & Culture, and members of the VDAC and DAZ. Thank you so much for attending.