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Mardasson Memorial, Bastogne

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Historic Walking Area Monument
Distinctive for its pentagram shape and its interior gallery, Mardasson Memorial commemorates the over 76,000 American soldiers who fell in the Battle of the Bulge. Go inside the atrium to see 10 paintings that depict the battle; around the exterior you'll see engravings of the names of the 50 U.S. states and the battalions that fought in the battle. The Latin inscription on the memorial stone translates as, "The Belgian people remember their American liberators--July 4, 1946." Walk down into the crypt below the memorial to see three altars, each representing a prominent religion in the battalions: Protestant, Catholic, and Judaism. Consider a visit to the history museum near the memorial to learn more about the World War II era. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mardasson Memorial and many more Bastogne attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bastogne vacation route planner.
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  • Memorial building in de form of a star with a nice view all around. In the points of the stars you can find maps with information about the area.  more »
  • Typical of all US war memorials it is very grandiose and you certainly know it is there you can see it for miles around. Having visited the Bastogne war museum first, situated on the same site, visiti...  more »
  • Mardasson Memorial is in memory of the dead and wounded in the battle of the bulge the Americans built a large monument. The monument is located next to the War Museum, where Bastogne is also worth a visit.
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  • Impressive monument, the name Mardasson comes from the hill supporting it. It has been created in 1950 by Belgian people as a mark of recognition for the US heroic resistance during 1944 battle of the Bulge. The dimensions of the monument create an emotional atmosphere given the history : the different US state are marqued in stone, including Hawaii and Alaska that were not part of USA during WW II. It is possible to reach the roof to observe surrounding. Don't miss the museum nearby, the Bastogne War Museum.
  • Visit anytime as it is a treat. Climb the stairs and visit all five points of the star to get a map of the battle in that direction. Read the story inside of the monument's columns to get an idea of the battle. Take a minute to consider everything before going to visit the wonderful town of Bastogne. This is a great starting or stopping point for any battlefield tours.
  • A great war memorial with a good story about WW2, make sure you go on top to see the surrounding area and the positions
  • Went there today. Thoroughly enjoyed.
  • Impressive monument to American combatants in Bastogne.

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