Bastogne - Mardasson Hill American Memorial

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dunham on May 22, 2011

From Bastogne the kilometer-stones of the "Road to Freedom" lead 3km/2mi northeast to Mardasson Hill with its broad vista over the countryside around. Here in 1950 an impressive memorial was erected in honor of the 76,890 American soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of the Ardennes. Built in the shape of a five-pointed star the monument bears the names of the units which took part in the battle, as well as recording details of the principal events. The crypt, decorated with mosaics by Fernand Léger, contains three altars, one Catholic, one Protestant and one Jewish.

Jean-Luc Raby on May 22, 2011

Merci, Dunham de ce rappel ; la création de l'Union Européenne, même si elle n'est pas parfaite, nous a mis jusqu'à présent à l'abri de ce genre de conflit qu'il ne faut surtout pas oublier.

dunham on May 28, 2011

Merci Jean-Luc pour ta visite. En esperant que dans le futur cette paix fragile soit contagieuse pour le reste du monde.

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