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Blue Ridger Receives Honor

By Terry D. Janes



In the picture above, on the right, is my friend Virgil Myers.  Virgil is shown receiving his Honorary Citizenship to the town of Heiderscheid, Luxembourg on June 26, 2005.  Virgil writes: "We

had around 30 people in attendance.  There were more children and kin of W.W. II Vets than Vets.  Eight veterans in all attended, and six were from the 80th Division.  At Heiderscheid on Sunday, June 26th there was a very beautiful ceremony at the 80th Div. Monument.  There was a Color Guard from the Air Base in Germany.  There was a formal placing of flowers at the monument, then a talk by the mayor of Heiderscheid telling what the 80th had done for the villages of the area.  The Mayor then called me up and presented me with the first ever "Honorary Citizen Award" given by the People and the Municipal Council of Heiderscheid,  in gratitude for the contribution  I had made to the liberation of the  villages of the area during the Battle of the Bulge.  I can tell you that I was speechless for a bit, and am still on cloud 9.  I will be back to normal in a bit, for the wife told me the grass needed mowing and other things needed my attention after two weeks away.

Virgil Myers, Co. G., 317 Regiment, 80th Infantry Division."







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