Recent US Census Data shows the diverse, multilingual nature of the United States. Beyond the two most commonly spoken languages, English and Spanish, Americans reported speaking a range of languages at home, from Haitian Creole to Tagalog. German topped the list in 9 states, more than any other language.
The Bundesliga season may be over in Germany, but the action is just getting started for soccer fans in the US! FC Bayern Munich and BVB Dortmund, two top-tier German teams, will both be touring the country to take on top clubs in other European Leagues and MLS in exhibition matches.
While the US and German Women’s National Teams are both off to great starts at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, the national U-19 clubs will face off in two international friendly matches in Fairfax, Virginia at George Mason University on June 14 and 16.
On June 5, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump joined World War II veterans and the heads of state of 13 other countries for a moving ceremony dedicated to those who stormed the beaches of Normandy as a part of Operation Overlord. The efforts of these brave soldiers led to an Allied victory that turned the tide of the war on the continent and built the foundation for our current German-American friendship.
This week, German Chancellor attended the 368th commencement ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the morning exercises, Chancellor Merkel was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the historic American university. In the afternoon, Chancellor Merkel delivered the commencement address for 20,000 graduates, faculty, and guests.