Allies honor Battle of the Bulge 71st anniversary

U.S. Air Force Honor Guardsmen, assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing stand at attention during a Battle of the Bulge anniversary ceremony at the National Liberation Memorial in Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015. The ceremony commemorated the 71st anniversary of the beginning of the battle which began on Dec. 16, 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

U.S. Air Force Honor Guardsmen, assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing stand at attention during a Battle of the Bulge anniversary ceremony at the National Liberation Memorial in Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015. The ceremony commemorated the 71st anniversary of the beginning of the battle which began on Dec. 16, 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

Members of the Luxembourg Army Honor Guard participate in a Battle of the Bulge anniversary ceremony at the National Liberation Memorial in Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015. Ambassadors of the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg presented wreaths at the memorial. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

Members of the Luxembourg Army Honor Guard participate in a Battle of the Bulge anniversary ceremony at the National Liberation Memorial in Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015. Ambassadors of the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg presented wreaths at the memorial. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

U.S. Air Force Honor Guardsmen assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing and Luxembourg Army Honor Guard members participate in a Battle of the Bulge anniversary ceremony at the National Liberation Memorial in Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015. The battle took place in parts of Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Germany beginning in the winter of 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

U.S. Air Force Honor Guardsmen assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing and Luxembourg Army Honor Guard members participate in a Battle of the Bulge anniversary ceremony at the National Liberation Memorial in Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015. The battle took place in parts of Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Germany beginning in the winter of 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

More than 50 spectators hold up umbrellas during a Battle of the Bulge anniversary ceremony at the National Liberation Memorial in Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015. The community erected the memorial in 1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

More than 50 spectators hold up umbrellas during a Battle of the Bulge anniversary ceremony at the National Liberation Memorial in Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015. The community erected the memorial in 1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

A wreath rests on the National Liberation Memorial at Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015.  The plaque on the memorial reads ‘To the honor and in memory of our allied liberators and all those who contributed to restore liberty and justice.’ (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

A wreath rests on the National Liberation Memorial at Schumanns Eck, Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 2015. The plaque on the memorial reads ‘To the honor and in memory of our allied liberators and all those who contributed to restore liberty and justice.’ (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)