World War II Memorial
Veterans Memorial Park, Tucson, AZ, USA
World War II Memorial Tucson Reviews
Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, the Ardennes Aug 08, 2012
Located within the Tucson Veterans Memorial Park, the World War II Memorial honors the fallen and veterans of World War II. This particular monument in Tucson commemorates the Veterans of the battle of the Bulge, the Ardennes. The memory of the sacrifices made by those who fought this battle is forever grounded.
The memory of the historic showdown between Germany and America and its allies began nine days before Christmas 1944, when Hitler's troops mounted a massive surprise assault in Belgium and Luxembourg. The Germans, shrouded in white camouflage to blend in with the snow, were aiming to break through the front line and capture the port city of Antwerp, Belgium, a major supply point for U.S. and Allied troops. The Americans were not outfitted for winter warfare because few had heavy coats or snow boots. Nonetheless, they fought fiercely for weeks in frigid temperatures to repel the attack.
Every year the surviving veterans come together to remember their comrades and meet members who are still alive. Tucson has about 50 surviving members of the Battle and it seems time keep stilling them away. Most of them are 80 years and older
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