Imagine the pain of these young men’s families, when they were told that their beloved ones had died in a remote field somewhere in the Ardennes. Imagine young local men from here being sent to New Zealand to risk their lives down under, the most distant place on earth from home, to stop a horrible dictator attempting to dominate the world.
Maybe, one day, family members of these heroes will pass here by this memorial place , they will see the grateful gesture of the local people and read the names of their family members . Then they will let their eyes roam over these peaceful hills, they will see all these people passing from one country to another without fear, without any risk of oppression, or even arrest. Many of them will not even realize that they are crossing democratic nation borders. We believe that these families will recognize that the sacrifice of their beloved ones was not in vain. When you come to this place one day, stay for a while, sit down near the chapel, maybe for a short prayer in deep gratitude to these heroes.