Members of The American Legion Department of France participated in the 35th annual Bastogne Historical Walk commemorating the Battle of the Bulge.
Paris Post 1 Commander Carl W. Hale led a group of Boy Scouts of America Troop 457, who completed the 13-kilometer trail.
Hale and Adjutant Maurice Sperandieu (a WWII veteran of C Company, 512th Military Police Battalion, 3rd U.S. Army) participated in the wreath-laying ceremony at the McAuliffe memorial.
The town of Hemroulle was the sector honored in this year's march.
From historical documents: "Americans keep hold of the village" – Despite the incessant threats and attacks on Hemroulle, the village stays inside the American defensive perimeter. On December 22 (1944), the 1st Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (1/502) of the 101st Airborne Division is defensing the Champs-Bastogne line. Whereas the regiment CP has set up at the castle of Rolley, the 1/502 CP is installed at Hemroulle with Companies B and C. The 463rd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion of the 101st AbnDiv is deployed at the south-west of Hemroulle and installs its CP near 1/502 CP.
Click here (http://www.legion.org/fodpal/photos/213252/department-france-battle-bulg...) for a photo album of the event.