The memorial of the 42nd Division US commemorates the 162 soldiers from Alabama and their Iowa comrades who died on the battle field of the Croix Rouge Farm as well as all the soldiers of the Rainbow Division who gave their life for France during the Great War. This memorial was erected by the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial Foundation, Montgomery, Alabama and is now being donated to the city of Fère-en-Tardenois so that this bronze soldier who carries the body of his dead comrade remains forever the witness of the sacrifice made by young Americans on July 26, 1918, that it remains for future generations a symbol of French-American friendship and a call for peace among nations. The city of Fère-en-Tardenois accepted this gift with gratitude in memory of those sacrifices and of the important role played by the 42nd Division in liberating the city.
Date of Installation:
November 12, 2011
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Croix Rouge Farm Memorial Foundation
Memorial War Era(s):
On the ground of the Croix Rouge Farm near city of Fère-en-Tardenois, France.
Published on March 19, 2019