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From bloody strikes to the May Day holiday
Status: 05/01/2023 05:00 a.m
For decades it was the strike day of the working class, and in 1919 May Day became a public holiday in Germany for the first time.
The origins of today's "Labor Day" lie in the USA.
English Reading Competition (7th grade) at the Reichsstadt-Gymnasium Rothenburg
Thanksgiving Dinner 2022
Many thanks to Gerlinde Hoyle, spokesperson oft he US Garrison Ansbach and assistant to Garrison Commander Aaron B. Dixon, who organised the visit for ten of our members. Col Dixon welcomed us at the hangar in front of the helicopters and gave us some information.
He pointed out that the soldiers loved Ansbach Garrison and their service in Germany and that the Americans wanted to be good neighbours to the surrounding villages and the city of Ansbach.
The pilots of the Apache und Chinook helicopters showed their machines to the German guests who were very much impressed and could even sit in the pilot’s seat.
The German group then went to the Shipton/Urlas area where they saw the American shopping mall and the housing area. There they had the feeling of experiencing „Little America in Middle Franconia“.
Summing up, our group had a great experience in the garrison and got lots of new impressions.
US Consul General Timothy Liston visits Rothenburg ob der Tauber
US Consul General Timothy Liston, who was invited by the German-American Society and the city of Rothenburg, came to visit the old town on September 7, 2022. Maria Zylka-Eistert and Günther Schuster received him on the market place and accompanied him to the Kaisersaaal of the town house, where he was officially welcomed by Lord Mayor Dr. Markus Naser and the mayors Kurt Förster and Dieter Kölle. He signed the Golden Book of the town and was also very pleased when he was informed of the Lord Mhttps://strato-editor.com/.cm4all/widgetres.php/com.cm4all.wdn.PhotoGallery/images/thumbnail-gallery.png ayor's intention to establish strong connections to St. Augustine, Florida, a historic little town showing many similarities to Rothenburg. After a short tour around the town and dinner, Timothy Liston also met Harald Wohlfahrt at the Christmas Village.
Here is a nice contribution to the topic "How enemies became friends"
ROTHENBURG MOVIE PREMIERE: Members of the USAG Ansbach Community assisted in voicing the English version of a documentary created by Rothenburg students. The movie describes how U.S. Americans and Germans worked together in 1945 to save the city of Rothenburg from total destruction.
The first showing in the Wildbad resort near Rothenburg yesterday was attended by Col. Stephen Pierce and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Bohannon, USAG Ansbach, as well as some of the volunteers who narrated the documentary.
The documentary will be made available to a larger audience later this year.
(Photos by Stefan Horndasch and Brian Sowders)
Ansbach Family & MWR, Terrace Playhouse
Please also use the direct link to the Facebook page of the "USAG Ansbach Community" to browse a little and read other interesting reports. This post is from June 26 with the headline "Rothenburg Movie Premiere" on the FB page of USAG Ansbach Community
High sporting visit
Thanks to football professional Mark Nzeocha and the Franken Knights for the nice appointment today in the town hall of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Mark Nzeocha is a German American football player in the position of linebacker who is active for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. In 2020 he reached the Super Bowl LIV with the San Francisco 49ers. Nzeocha started his career at the age of 13 with the Franken Knights from Rothenburg ob der Tauber. In 2008 he won the Junior American Football Championship as a safety with the German national team. Because of his accomplishments, he got scholarships from Virginia and Wyoming. Quellen: Rothenburg.de / Wikipedia
Thanksgiving of the US Army in Katterbach 2019
Thanksgiving of the US Army in Katterbach, November 27, 2019.
Thilo Pohle and Günther Schuster represented the DAG and were surprised
that at the opulent buffet the soldiers were served by their officers, including General Norrie.
Group picture (from left to right): mayor Kölle (Rothenburg), COL Broam,
mayor Deffner (Ansbach), General Norrie, Günther Schuster, COL Pierce
Thanksgiving Dinner, Dec.07, 2019
Thanksgiving Dinner, Dec.07, 2019
The Thanksgiving Dinner of the DAG in the "Alte Vogtei" in Wolframs-Eschenbach was again quite successful this year. About 30 guests, half of them American friends, enjoyed the classical turkey meal and also had sufficient time for good conversation.
Foto (left to right): Mr Schlackl ( Deputy Mayor Wolframs-Eschenbach), COL Steve Pierce , Michael Dörr (Mayor Wolframs-Eschenbach, Vice-President DAG), Günther Schuster (President DAG), CSM Mark Smith, Mr. Santos, COL John Broam ,CSM Philson Tavernier