- Rue Merceny 11, 6600 Bastogne, Belgium
The Monument Patton in Bastogne is dedicated to General George Patton, who broke the siege of Bastogne in December 1944. The monument stands at the Merceny Square.
The Monument Patton in Bastogne is dedicated to General George Patton, who broke the siege of Bastogne in December 1944. The monument stands at the Merceny Square. The Ardennes and Wallonia
United States General George Patton made his reputation in North Africa and Sicily. The Germans feared his skill and bravura. Therefore he was put in charge of the fictional 1st U.S. Army Group, a successful ruse to convince the Germans that the invasion of Europe would take place in Calais, and not in Normandy.
Organised by the Town of Bastogne, the commemoration is a patriotic procession that brings together veterans, brotherhoods, dignitaries, students, Belgian and American military platoons and veterans and includes the laying of two wreaths. The ‘Jet de Noix’ from the balcony of the Town Hall brings the commemoration to a close. Free admission.
Roughly a hundred military vehicles of the time and today will parade in the Grand’rue (main street). An event organised by the city in collaboration with the WHI. A static exhibition of these same vehicles will also be on display in the Quartier Latin. Free admission.
The 101st Airborne Museum’s program for the Nuts Weekend includes a military fair, various public readings about General Patton, signing sessions, and more.
From Dec. 13th to Dec. 15th, the village of Bizory hosts an airfield where you can discover the legendary Piper planes. Aerodrome will be open from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. The entrance is free.