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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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(† 21/06/2013 )
Video about the reason of this memorial by his founder
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“
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
NPR News – September 19, 2003 – Aileen LeBlanc: Belgians move to honor black soldiers slain in WWII.