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Mardasson Memorial, Bastogne
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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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  • Visited in november. will be interesting for those who is into history of WW2. Very windy on the top of memorial. nice view on nature and forest 
  • Impressive, silence. In the same location is also the immense statue embarracing ' peace ' (see photo) and you can also visit the Bastogne war museum. Nice view from the Memorial about Bastogne and surroundings. We have visited just before the opening of the War museum, then there is a huge rest around this Monument. (still little/no visitors)
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  • There obviously are going to visit this memorial to it we're in the corner or you visit the nearby Museum.
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  • 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.
  • Worth a visit when in the Bastogne War Museum.
  • Beautiful memorial, huge as our gratitude to the Americans. And great view of the surroundings.
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  • Superb monument to discover all around the top of it.
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  • A very nice place
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