Randy Evans is working with the US ambassador to Belgium, Ronald Gidwitz, along with American Battle Monuments Commission officials to plan the activities surrounding the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
US ambassador to Luxembourg Randy Evans was recently in Arlington, Virginia, in the US, to help plan activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which takes place this year.
The Battle of the Bulge lasted was the last German offensive on the western front, lasting from 16 December 1944 through 25 January 1945. Even General George S. Patton, who is now buried in Luxembourg, was shocked at the level of determination by the Germans.
It was Patton’s third army, 4th armoured division, that reached Bastogne, thereby carving out a corridor to relieve the forces. Patton called the move his “biggest battle” and “the outstanding achievement of the war”.