Mardasson Memorial: A Tribute to the American Soldiers Who Fought in Bastogne

Mardasson Memorial in Belgium was erected to honor the American soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. The monument has the form of a five-pointed American star and was designed by the Liège architect Georges Dedoyard. Mardasson Memorial was inaugurated on July 16, 1950, in the presence of General Anthony McAuliffe, commander of the 101st Airborne Division during the defense of Bastogne.

Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium

statue of eagle standing in front of the Mardasson Memorial

The history of the Battle of the Bulge and the names of the main American units that participated in the battle are engraved on the columns. A spiral staircase takes you to the top of the monument and offers visitors a panoramic view of the defensive positions held during the siege of Bastogne. You can see the names of the 48 American States of that time in bronze letters on the monument. There's also a crypt dug into the rock, it shelters three altars that celebrate the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish religions.

Mardasson Memorial, monument in Bastogne, Belgium

Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium

Mardasson Memorial

World War II monument in Bastogne, Mardasson Memorial

Mardasson Memorial, tribute to American soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge

Mardasson Memorial honors american soldiers who fought in Battle of the Bulge

Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, war monument in Belgium

Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium

Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium

Next to the Mardasson Memorial is the Bastogne War Museum, this interactive museum is dedicated to World War II and the Battle of the Bulge.

Location: Route de Bizory 1, 6600 Bastogne, Belgium.


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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.

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