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Mardasson Memorial

Address: Colline du Mardasson, Bastogne, Belgium
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Bastogne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place took my breath away. Two mates and I travelled from the Forest of Dean to check this place out and it didn't disappoint. It was a cold December morning when we arrived. Around 10am with cloudless blue skies. The sun was low in the sky and there was hardly anyone about, not a sound of wildlife or engines... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Mardasson Memorial is a monument dedicated to the eternal friendship between Belgians and Americans. The Belgians sure appreciate that the U.S. troops were present when the Nazis tried to reconquer the Ardennes at the end of the second World War. A plaque in the middle of the memorial points out: "The people of Belgium remember their American liberators". 76,890 American... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If this monument was not right next to the museum, it would not be worth the time with so much more interesting and reflective attractions in the Bastonge area.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Sobering without being a cemetery. Visit the chapels, and be sure to climb to the top of the monument so you can see the areas where the battle took place.

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Ottsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very moving memorial to those that lost their lives at the Battle of the Bulge. A very somber place where over 50,000 US soldiers were killed. We climbed up to the top of the memorial and saw the area of the fighting and the open countryside. The war museum is near by, that is also very worthwhile to see.

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Utrecht
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Next to the War museum. A few stairs to climb and great views to get an idea where the fighting took place.

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Brentwood, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This memorial honors the memory of the 76,890 American soldiers who were wounded or killed during the Battle of the Bulge. The inner walls are covered with ten paintings from the battle, the outer crown is engraved with the names of the 50 U.S. States, and the insignia of most participating battalions are shown on the walls. Below the structure,... More 

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After visiting the Bastogne War Museum it is an easy walk to the Mardasson Memorial. It is much larger than it appears, and placed upon a hill overlooking the Bulge battleground it is quite impressive. The story of the Battle of the Bulge, and recognition of American troops who fought there, is engraved upon the stones making up the star-shaped... More 

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Granby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Mardasson Memorial was the most impressionable monument I visited during a two year stay in Belgium. My grandfather went through Bastogne as a medic just after the Battle of the Bulge. Unfortunately he passed while I was too young to know questions to ask. Difficult to describe in words being at the same place in another country he was... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The citizens of Bastogne erected this memorial in honor of the US Army and soldiers that fought so bravely to save the city from the Nazis.

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