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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bastogne Memorial Walk 2009

This year was the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge that started Dec. 16, 1944. This year it was not that cold, compared to last year, or the year the battle took place, but it was still pretty darn cold. The night before the walk, we went to see a movie about the town of Bedford, VA that lost the most men per capita on the Normandy landings than any other town in the US. It was heart wrenching. The Normandy landings took place 6 months before the Battle of the Bulge and many of the same men who stormed those beaches fought their way across France and into Belgium to fight in the cold to save the city of Bastogne. At the movie, there were 2 WWII vets who actually fought at Bastogne.
I have so many photos there's no way I can load them all here on Blogger, so I've used smilebox to post a slide show. Enjoy, and check back soon for pics from Bayeux, Normandy and Paris.

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Working Mommy said...

Love the photos!! They're loverly!


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