On the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Americans who fought against all odds to be remembered
Veterans of that savage battle that cost the lives of 19,000 G.I.s
To be honored at Museum of American Armor
On Sunday, December 14, at 2:00 p.m., military veterans who withstood the savage World War II German counteroffensive known as the Battle of Bulge some 70 years ago this month will be honored at the Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, surrounded by the tanks and armored cars similar to those that defended the G.I’s during the surprise attack.
Some 19,000 American soldiers were killed by Nazi forces before the Germans were thrown back and ultimately defeated during World War II. Another 70,000 were injured or wounded. It was one of the most bitter and dearly won victories secured by American troops in Europe and yet few know of the courage and sacrifice required by those who defeated tens of thousands of enemy troops. On this important anniversary their valor will be honored and their heroic defense remembered.
Some half a dozen veterans of the battle will be joined by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Assemblyman Charles Lavine as well as those recently returned from deployment.
What: In tribute to the 19,000 Americans who fell during the Battle of the Bulge and the 70,000 injured, veterans who survived the Battle of the Bulge to be honored.
Who: Battle of the Bulge defenders joined by elected officials and clergy, living historians and period armor
When: Sunday, December 14, at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Museum of American Armor, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage.
Contact: Gary Lewi 212 843-8010 firstname.lastname@example.org Museum of American Armor Old Bethpage Village Restoration Old Bethpage, New York 11804 www.musuemofamericanarmor.org also on Facebook