New 101st ABD Memorial in Bastogne
#1

All ,

 

Yesterday the new memorial for the 101st ABD and ALL it’s attached units was inaugurated near the Mardasson in Bastogne .

In attendance of US Embassador Sam Fox and a 101st Airborne AirAssault Color Guard .

Lots of familiar faces and a beautiful ceremony for a beautiful sculpture .

 

Those who desire to receive a copy from the Mayor’s speech , drop me a mail at bbtours@telenet.be .

 

Reg

 

 

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#2

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing this with us. I get a little misty eyed when I see that sixty plus years later, their deeds are still remembered.

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#3

There are several symbols integrated in the sculpture ....

 

Ofcourse there's the eagle , symbol of the 101st ABD .

Its wings are raised to refer to the dove of peace .

The helmet is turned over to remember all the blood that has been shed during the siege of Bastogne .

The head of the eagle is pointing at the helmet as of it wants to protect and help a trooper .

The sculpture stands for the power and tenacity of the US Army ...

 

 

The original rock that later became the sculpture comes from the Bastogne quarry , gravel pit , south of the Mardasson Memorial .

 

Reg

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#4

WOW that's a really impressive monument!

Yesterday, I was in the Ardennes .... if I had known I would have visited the Mardasson.

:armata_PDT_37:

 

Erwin

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