17th Airborne and 11th Armored Divisions Monument
Adjacent to the church, on the left front side next to the town war memorial. Monument
The monument includes two inscribed polished marble plaques with associated information signs and two flagpoles.
The plaques and information signs remember the 17th Airborne “Scions” and the 11th Armored “Lightning” Divisions actions during and after the Battle of the Bulge”.
The information signs behind the plaques recount the battle in detail. The site lies next to the 194th Glider Infantry Square on the “Chemin de la Liberte” (Freedom Trail).
The text on the two plaques are inscribed in English and French.
The 17th Airborne Division plaque reads in English:
Symbols of the 17th Airborne Division; 194th Glider Infantry Regiment; and 550th Airborne Infantry Battalion
During the winter of 1944-1945, the village of Houmont
Was, for several days, the site of intense fighting
Its residents have not forgotten their American liberators
and show them recognition and eternal gratitude
The 11th Armored Division Plaque reads:
Symbols of the 11th Armored Division; 41st Tank Battalion; and 21st Armored Infantry Battalion
The 11th Armored Division plaque reads the same as above, but in French
11th Armored Division
17th Airborne Division
194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division
21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division
41st Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division
550th Airborne Infantry Battalion
Battle of the Bulge
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