December 12, 2009
By Cis Spook (U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Public Affairs)
"I do it for leisure, but most importantly for respect," said Milan Dingemanse, Dutch National Reservist, Zeeland (second to right).
"I want to pay respect to those who fought here and enjoy the walk," said Tim Fruit, a U.S. Airman stationed at Spangdahlem, Germany."
"It's the fourth time I am participating," said Chris Howarth, a U.K. service member stationed in Germany (left). "I do it for the friendship and the contacts with several nations' military members. I am also a history
"We saw an ad on TV and wanted to give it a shot," said Vicky Costin, spouse of a U.S. service member stationed in Spangdahlem, Germany."
"We want to commemorate this 65th Anniversary of the battle and for us, history is a passion," said re-enactor Severain Incoul from Libramont, Belgium, with his friend Jonathan Ridolfi from Mons, Belgium. "We are wearing a WWII uniform with the 87th...
"We enjoy walking and we like the historic aspect of this event," said Alain Petrement, a Belgian citizen from Virton. "It is the seventh time I am participating."
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Thomas Dannenberg, stationed in Illesheim, Germany, said he participated in the march "for the history and heritage."