Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's 65th Anniversay weekend in Bastogne for Battle of the Bulge

We're hitting the road in a few minutes and I'll get some pictures up on this when I get back, but here is a schedule of events for the weekend for you local readers. Doesn't sound like his highness Obama is going to jet over from Copenhagen to apologize for our boys holding back the Germans....that should make life easier for everybody.

I will make the stop for the chocolate moelleux at the Au Coin Fleuri on Chaussée de Houffalize though.

Dec. 12

8 a.m.
32nd Historical Walk, with marches of 8, 12, 16 or 23 kilometers starting in Bastogne.

2:30 p.m.
Parade through Bastogne with commemorative ceremony including a wreath laying at Gen. Patton’s Monument and McAuliffe Square. The event will feature U.S. and Belgian World War II veterans.

4 p.m.
Traditional "Walnut Festival" with throwing of walnuts from the balcony of the Town Hall into the crowd by the mayor of Bastogne and dignitaries.

6 p.m.
Sound & Light historical re-enactment show at Vaux sur Sûre, Belgium, approximately 15 kilometers from Bastogne.

8 p.m.
Historical re-enactment show at Bastogne.

8 p.m.:
Memorial ceremony at the nearby Mardasson Memorial honoring the memory of more than 75,000 U.S. Soldiers killed or wounded during the Battle of the Bulge.

Dec. 13

11 a.m.
Paratrooper drop at the Mardasson Memorial

2:30 p.m.
Military vintage vehicle convoy through Bastogne.

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