Domaine du Chateau du Bois d'Arlon
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... McAuliffe, replied, "Nuts!" to a German request for surrender (this was the room where it happened). We also visited the Barracks' large garage filled with a variety of trucks and tanks from the war.
Our next stop was the Memorial of Mardasson. This huge memorial set on Mardasson Hill, is a tribute to the United States and all the soldiers who fought to free Belgium and the rest of Europe. It is built in the shape of a five pointed ...
... during WWI. The entire area was full of holes from the shells that were dropped on the area. The final stop was the Bayonet Trench Monument. Soldiers were in the trench, ready to charge with their bayonets attached to their guns when a shell hit the trench and buried them all alive. They were left as they were as a memorial. The area is now enclosed in a shelter.
After stopping for lunch we continued on to Luxembourg. We stopped at ...
... we visited in total silence, in awe, in concern and in tears. The
woman superintendent of the cemetery provided us a detailed tour AND EXPLANATION OF THE MEMORIAL, along with a 90 minute detailed overview of what happened at the battle of the Bulge.
We then walked within the cemetery, amongst the 5,076 CROSSES AND STAR OF DAVID.
IT WAS A CHILLING, SILENT WALK, WHERE MANY OF US SHED TEARS. It is hard to imagine so many who gave ...
... mat, pillow and towel for the trip. That being said, I did make breakfast most mornings, so I at least contributed a bit.
The days of the trip were taken up with climbing. I had never lead-climbed outside before so that was a really cool step up in my climbing experience. I also learned to set anchors and clean them when I was finished. I climbed with Marieke all weekend, which was perfect, since we get along really well and ...
What better way to capture how time changes our perspective and intervening events cloud our ability to understand the past. It's as if we were children given a pencil and tracing paper, struggling to capture accurately the picture beneath, unable to lift the paper to confirm we're getting it right, and trusting that at best . . . ...