This monument was erected in honor of General George S. Patton and his Third Army for breaking through the German lines on the 26th of December 1944, to relieve the encircled 101st Airborne Division who had stood their ground in isolation between 20 and 26 December and liberate the besieged town of Bastogne on Januari 15th 1945.
Patton died shortly after the war as the result of a car accident in Germany on December 21st 1945. The American General is buried alongside his men at the Luxembourg American War Cemetery.
The monument was unveiled in 1963 by US Luitenant John Waters, Patton’s grandson.
You can visit the monument on the General Patton Square in Bastogne, Belgium.