This was the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. It is an amazing story of American determination and the will to win. Our troops were surrounded, outnumbered 4-1, facing an enemy who had superior equipment and firepower. At one point, the 28th Infantry Division were completely surrounded and the Germans tried to get them to surrender. General McAuliffe's reply was one word, "Nuts". It's an amazing story and one that all Belgian school children are taught. I was told this by more than one of the Belgian re-enactors I met at the event. American flags were everywhere. It was such a nice feeling to know that America is held in such high regard here in Belgium.
Click on player to see a narrated slideshow of my trip to Bastogne to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.
Click on player to see a video of the 1st Belgian Field Battery reenactors commemorate the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium.
This piece, written by Pat, was originally posted on our website on December 21, 2009.