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Battle of the Bulge Monument

Triumph of Courage

 

—December 16, 1944 - January 25, 1945 —

 
Battle of the Bulge Monument - Triumph of Courage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. Battle of the Bulge Monument - Triumph of Courage Marker
Inscription. To the World War II American soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the greatest land battle in the history of the United States Army.

An emblem of the Association of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge is engraved on the monument.
 
Erected 2006 by The grateful people of the Kingdom of Belgium and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
 
Location. 38° 52.496′ N, 77° 4.535′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Touch for map. Marker is in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery at the intersection of Lawton and Porter Drives. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War Nurses Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses (within shouting distance of this marker); African American Veterans of the Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Rough Riders (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Borinqueneers"
Battle of the Bulge Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Battle of the Bulge Monument Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Task Force Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Fourth Infantry Division (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
More about this marker. This Battle of the Bulge monument, labeled “Triumph of Courage,” was authorized by Congress. It surpasses in size and visibility a plaque near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The memorial was funded by the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, two European nations where American servicemen are revered for the toughness they displayed in the winter fighting between Dec. 16, 1944 and Jan. 25, 1945.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of the Bulge Memorial Dedicated. An article about this monument's dedication published in the June-August 2006 edition of Belgium Today. (Submitted on September 10, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHeroesMilitaryWar, World II
 
Arlington's first Battle of the Bulge marker, Section 46, off Memorial Drive, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2008
3. Arlington's first Battle of the Bulge marker, Section 46, off Memorial Drive,
"Dedicated to the gallant men and women who participated in the Battle of the Bulge, World War II, 16 December 1944 thru 25 January 1945 in Belgium and Luxembourg, the greatest battle ever fought by the United States Army. Presented by the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge on 16 December 1986."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,408 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on September 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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