Mardasson Memorial, Bastogne

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#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Luxembourg Province
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Here you only get an impression of the battle that is fought for our freedom here-very impressive.
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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    Impressive! Once at the top of the monument, the view is magnificent. The crypt is also very beautiful. :)
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  • January 4, 2017
    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.
  • September 13, 2016
    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.
  • December 10, 2016
    A great war memorial with a good story about WW2, make sure you go on top to see the surrounding area and the positions
  • May 4, 2017
    Went there today. Thoroughly enjoyed.
  • January 22, 2017
    Impressive monument to American combatants in Bastogne.

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