Tour of Remembrance
On to Luxembourg. A pleasant lunch in the city and off to Hamm on the
outskirts where we stop at the American Cemetery. Here, we repeat the
earlier ceremony at Normandy except we also honor our wartime commander Gen
George S. Patton. Then a short stop at a "Battle of the Bulge" museum.
Much German and U.S. equipment is shown in very realistic life sized
dioramas. A good place to stop.
That night in Echternach we attend a dinner and are greeted by the local
Mayor with the usual exchange of gifts and kind words. Here in this small
country we have had difficulty with currency since they accept monies from
Germany, France, Belgium as well as their own. Another day and we wander
along the Moselle River noting signs to places we once passed through including
Trier, Wittlich, Bengel, Alf and Bullay where we seized a bridgehead
for the 11th Armored Division.
We stop at a winery where we are offered one "sample" after another, six in
all, and each almost a half glass of their best wine. We make it
back to the bus with no casualties. And then, on to St Goar where General Dick
Lee as well as members of the Finley family await us. David Finley looks so
much like his father, who commanded the division, that all are
struck by the resemblance.
Detail of the Combat Map at the Luxemburg American Cemetary
Grave of General Patton
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