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Message to Albert, King of the Belgians, in Response to His Memorial Day Message of Friendship.

May 31, 1929

[Released May 31, 1929. Dated May 30, 1929]

MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN join me in expressing deep appreciation of Your Majesty's touching message voicing that true and unalterable friendship which unites our two countries. We are more than grateful for the tribute paid today by the people of your country to the memory of those American soldiers and sailors who rest in Belgian soil and we appreciate to the fullest Your Majesty's remembrance of this day which we dedicate to our honored dead.

Again I thank Your Majesty for your message and wish for your country blessings a hundredfold and for Your Majesty happiness and prosperity for many years to come.

Herbert Hoover, Message to Albert, King of the Belgians, in Response to His Memorial Day Message of Friendship. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/209698

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