Wordless Wednesday: “In Proud and Grateful Memory”

Wordless Wednesday: “In Proud and Grateful Memory”

Mardasson Memorial CROPPED

The Mardasson Memorial is located near Bastogne in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. It honors
the memory of the 76,890 Americans wounded or killed during the Battle of the Bulge.

 

Landing Eagle at Mardasson

The Landing Eagle statue at the Mardasson Memorial, dedicated to the men of 101st Airborne,
The Screaming Eagles, for their defense of Bastogne.

 

Vintage map CROPPED

Vintage road map of the 84th US Infantry Division. The red insignia was for the Railsplitters,
the unit to which my dad belonged. He fought in the Ardennes forest and was injured at Bastogne.

 

Unknown Graves CROPPED

Monument & Chapel at the American Military Cemetery at Luxembourg.

 

Chapel Mosaic

Chapel Mosaic at the American Military Cemetery in Luxembourg. The inscription reads in part:
“In proud and grateful memory of those who endured all and gave all
that justice among nations might prevail
and that mankind might enjoy freedom and inherit peace.”

 

Crosses CROPPED

The cemetery contains the remains of 5,076 American service members, including
General George S. Patton. 101 soldiers buried here remain unidentified.

 

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“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.” -Gen. George S. Patton

 

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