Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bastogne

Matt asked, if on our way to Luxembourg we
might stop and spend some time in Bastogne,
near where the Battle of the Bulge took place.
James and Alina, who were traveling with us,
were more supportive of the idea than I was. And so, we stopped.
Matt mostly checked out the Memorial sites and
historical museum while our crew waited for him.
The countryside was really beautiful.


The kids stopped to pose in front of a jeep where a
French speaking gentleman was impersonating General McAuliffe of the US Army.
Surrounded by Germans demanding their surrender during the siege of Bastogne,
the he sent back a one word reply to the Germans, ..."NUTS".
Next time I'm surrounded by small sticky people,
I must remember to grasp this famous WWII quotation as well.

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