Saturday, December 11, 2010

Battle of Bastogne

Noah and Rob, with Noah's Boy Scout troop,  had the opportunity to attend an annual hike in Bastongne, Belgium to commemorate that cities part in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII.  During this 14 km hike that took the boys over many battle sites they had authentic vehicles, antique weapons, and Americans and Germans reenact scenes from the war.  The day was mild with little wind, but the hike was hard through slush and mud.  You can read more about the museum and historical center at this web site: Battle of Bastogne
Men arguing in a fox hole
On the hike with some of the vehicles passing by

 Some of the troops seen on the hike
Inside the museum

 The memorial

 "May this Eagle always recognize the sacrifices and heroism 
of the 101st Airborne Division and all it's attached units 
Dec 1944 - Jan 1945
The City and Citizens of Bastonge"
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