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Welcome to the U.S. Memorial Wereth

On Sep 11, 1994, Hermann Langer erected a small stone cross to remember the eleven black G.I.s of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who were murdered by German SS after they had surrendered during the second  day of the Battle of the Bulge.
This new memorial, dedicated on May 23, 2004,  honors their memory and all black G.I.s and segregated units who fought in Europe during WW II.
It is believed that this is the only memorial of its type in Europe.

The U.S. Memorial Wereth  is a non profit association founded by  private citizens, all volunteers. Their goal is to sustain a permanent memorial to honor and remember these men.
The Memorial is located in Wereth, Belgium, which is a tiny hamlet in Eastern Belgium, on the site of the murders.


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Hermann Langer
(† 21/06/2013 )

Video about the reason of this memorial by his founder

 Edited and published with permission from: Robert Child (Film director The Wereth 11); Joseph Small (The Ardennes Group,LLC) and Stephen Janson (Janson Media) . Many thanks.
All copyrights of this video are owned by Mr Joseph Small (The Ardennes Group,LLC).
 Special Thanks Nicholas Crisp SrA USAF USAFE 86 AW/PA, MSGT Michael Murieen with troops from Spangdahlem and Ramstein, the flag bearers and
to all participants and guests.

A short story

A short story about the Wereth 11

Remembering the Wereth 11

by the 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Spangdahlem under the orders of MSGT Michael A. Murieen, USAF



The Wereth 11 Experience

created by AFN Benelux to memorialize the Wereth 11 Massacre

Adda Rikken (+07.01.2010)

The first president and co-founder of the Association „US Memorial Wereth VoG“

This video clip was taken, with permission, from a documentary, ‚Let Freedom Ring… The Lesson Is Priceless‘.
This documentary was produced in July 2006 by LET FREEDOM RING and is available on DVD.
Cinematography and editing by OUTPOST WORLDWIDE.

Being part of the military…

doesn’t just mean making sacrifices in life, sometimes life itself is the sacrifice. Airman First Class Amanda Wowk tells us about a ceremony that remembers some of those sacifices.

Another tribute to the Wereth 11

Avec tous nos remerciements à Lou Peters http://www.ww2vehicles-and-meetings.be

NPR News – September 19, 2003 – Aileen LeBlanc: Belgians move to honor black soldiers slain in WWII.