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517th PIR and 505th PIR Plaque

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Details:

This plaque is located just inside the southern wall of the church, in front of the church's bell tower. Plaque This black and gray granite plaque is attached to a rough tan field stone and is surrounded by several small flowering bushes. Along the top of the plaque are the insignia of the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment (left), the 82nd Airborne Division (center), and the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The plaque's bilingual English and French inscription commemorates the great sacrifice of American paratroopers during the Battle of the Bulge.

Monument Text:

"The Belgian Ardennes
to their Liberators

Ni les hordes nazis
Ni le froid de l'hiver
1944-1945
Ne vinrent bout
De leur Courage
Souvenez-Vous
D'Eux"

English Translation:

"The Belgian Ardennes
to their Liberators

Neither the Nazi hordes
Nor the cold of winter
1944-1945
Diminished Their Courage
Remember Them"

Commemorates:

Units:

505th Parachute Infantry Regiment

517th Parachute Infantry Regiment

82nd Airborne Division

United States Army

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Battle of the Bulge

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