In this battle, otherwise known as the Ardennes Offensive, Hitler had hoped to break up the Allied (Canadian, British, and American) forces and thus regain control over the war in Europe. The battle started in late 1944 in eastern Belgium and northern Luxembourg and ended 41 days later in January 1945. Of the 81,000 American casualties, 19,000 were killed, 47,000 wounded, and 15,000 taken prisoner; 100,000 Germans were killed or wounded as well.
Morris Metz served in the company of General George Patton. Donald Burdick, another battle survivor, and Harold Kist will be available to provide personal observations.
The public is welcome to share in this commemoration
Free admission; suggested donation $5.
At the Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton, PA. Call 610-253-1222 for further information.