Luxembourg’s Crown Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie mark 70th anniversary of the liberation of Vianden

February 19, 2015

According to the Luxemburger Wort:

Vianden’s strategic location as an exit corridor for German troops caused it to be one of the last strongholds of the Wehrmacht in Luxembourg – that is until the arrival of the 1255th Engineer Combat Battalion on February 12.

Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie on Thursday evening led a commemorative ceremony to remember the US soldiers who lost their lives 70 years ago to the day, fighting for Luxembourg’s freedom.

After a ceremony at the “Église des Trinitaires”, eleven candles were lit for the GIs who died in combat. Guillaume and Stéphanie also placed a wreath of flowers…

To read the entire article in the Luxemburger Wort, please click here.


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