Battle of the Bulge memorial dedication, 1950
Published: February 8, 2013
Gerald Waller ©Stars and Stripes
Bastogne, Belgium, July, 1950: Members of the 1st Infantry Division honor guard present arms as the flag is raised during the dedication ceremony for a memorial honoring the Americans who lost their lives in the area during the World War II Battle of the Bulge. Among the 75,000 people on hand for the ceremony were the hero of the battle, Gen. Anthony McAuliffe, and dozens of other soldiers who took part in the fighting in December, 1944.
Stars and Stripes' 1950 story about the dedication of the memorial.