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

John Sherman

Memorial Ceremony

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