Mardasson Memorial, Bastogne

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. By using our Bastogne trip builder website , you can arrange your visit to Mardasson Memorial and other attractions in Bastogne.
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  • Here you only get an impression of the battle that is fought for our freedom here-very impressive.
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  • Fun to do because you free it mag. Do this in conjunction with the war museum! When you all this combines with the Bastogne Baracks are you a day sweet!
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  • Impressive! Once at the top of the monument, the view is magnificent. The crypt is also very beautiful. :)
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  • Very well done memorial. Lists of units on the sides and the states. On the top were maps at the points which showed where the various units were during the battle. No distractions and clear concise information.
  • A rather simple but powerful memorial to the defenders of Bastogne and to the Transatalanic Alliance. Wonderful site definitely worth a visit along with the nearby War Museum.
  • Must see. Free entry for memorial. Its grand and impressive and perfect to teach kids. Also beautiful views on top with maps showing were the divisions and battles were.
  • Very impressive monument to honour the American soldiers fought at the Bulge.
  • 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.

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