Battle of the Bulge Memorial
The Battle of the Bulge Memorial was created for those soldiers who died fighting for freedom at the Battle of the Bulge. The monument was approved for construction on December 6th, 2002 when the Veterans Benefits Act of 2002 was passed. It was finished on May 8th, 2006 and was dedicated. It was dedicated by Belgium Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt and Luxembourg Secretary of State for Culture Octavie Modert. 300 veterans of the battle and their family members attended.
Backstory and Context
General Eisenhower quickly brought in reinforcements to slow down the German assault, and quickly they began counterattacking the German assault. General Patton was able to counterattack Hitlers northern flank and eventually relieve the 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne which was a key point. This was the last major assault that Hilter was able to launch west and is considered the greatest battle in American military history. (2)
The monument was created to honor all those who lost their lives in the Battle of the Bulge that helped ensure victory for the Americans. The plaque reads "To World War II American Soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge - The greatest Land Battle in the history of the United States Army." (3)