Battle of the Bulge reenacted in Belgium

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Bastogne — A celebration held here today marked the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge — a key battle for American forces during World War II. With thousands—including King Albert II of Belgium—in attendance at the Mardasson monument, the festivities included a parade of military vehicles, soldiers that participated in the battle, as well as a light show.

A memorable moment in the history of the battle — General MacAuliffe's reply "Nuts!" to the German request for surrender — was commemorated with the throwing of nuts into the audience. Many American veterans attended and participated in the celebration.