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Memorial 1944 La Glanerie
France

The village La Glanerie is known for its Pont de la Libération.

It is through this bridge that the first U.S. soldier entered belgian territory in September 2, 1944, shortly before the first regiments to reach La Glanerie, Rumes and Taintignies.
Since, patriotic associations and municipal authorities commemorate this event each year.
On 2 September 2009 at the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation and in the presence of General Jockin, representative of HM the King, the Governor of Hainaut C. Durieux, Colonel Ph. Misson, Military Commander of Hainaut, Colonel Horn, military representative of the United States from the Shape (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe) and many civilian and military, a Memorial dedicated to the heroes of the Liberation was inaugurated on the small square located outside the village, on the road to Brunehaut, not far from the Pont de la Libération.
One can admire a beautiful sculpture of Erik Dupon de Haringe, representing the first American rider entering Belgium.

The shot was taken in april 2012, in the beginning of the evening. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

Source : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Glanerie (translated with help of Google Traduction)

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