On 15 December 2019 a new monument will be inaugurated in the village of Schönberg, Belgium. This memorial tells the story of how approximately 7,000 GI’s of the US 106th Infantry Division were captured in and around Schönberg, after being surrounded for several days and having suffered many casualties in the heavy fighting. It is placed near the bridge across the Our River and is dedicated to all Prisoners of War.
The unvailing will take place in presence of several WWII veterans, family members of veterans of the 106th Division and its attached units, as well as local and military dignitaries. Everyone is most welcome to attend this event.
The project is a cooperation between the City of St. Vith and the Bulge Chapter of the 106th Infantry Division Association.
Time – Start of the ceremony is foreseen at 0945 hours. Arrival and assembly of the public is preferred around 0930.
Parking – The parking area next to the monument location (König Baudouinplatz) will be closed off, except for vintage military vehicles. Private vehicles will be able to park at several lots near the church or in the KF Schinkelstrasse. Larger vehicles or buses can park on the lot behind the church (Manderfelderstrasse)