Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

26 June 1918
Marines Secure Belleau Wood

Woods now U.S. Marines entirely!

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Views of Belleau Wood

From top: Belleau Wood (Aisne-Marne) Cemetery from the steps of the chapel. Marines Jason Sperry and Stuart Land raising the American flag in the central glade of the woods adjacent to the Marine monument, and drinking from the Devil Dog fountain, Belleau Village, respectively. Belleau Wood after the battle. Battle map on kiosk in the wood. Marine Corps Silent Drill team, Memorial Day Ceremony, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. LTC Sion H. Harrington III, United States Army (Retired)June 27, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Been to Belleau Wood; drank from the Bulldog Fountain. A most impressive and sobering experience. While we give the Marines their well-deserved due, let us not forget that Soldiers of the United States Army were there as well, both in the Wood at various times and guarding the flanks of the Marines. My hat is off to all the Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines who fought so bravely there.

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