It's time to remember that many American soldiers gave their lives for our freedom.

                                                                     They came, they fought, they died for us.

The memory is all the more alive when the speeches are associated with the concrete. Reconstructing scenes from history, seeing the material of the time, more than the weight of words, hearing the sound of an engine marks the imagination so much more.

The least we can do is: SAY THANK YOU GUYS.

                                                                     Be with us next August 27/28, 2022


                                                         TANKS IN TOWN PEISSANT  

Following logistical and administrative problems we have decided to relocate our activity on MONS to PEISSANT (15km south of MONS)

TANKSINTOWN August 27/28 th 2022

78th anniversary of the liberation of the pocket of Mons

 

On August 27 & 28, 2022, as part of the anniversary of the liberation of the City of Mons by the 3rd Armored Division and the 1st U.S. Infantry Division, the city of PEISSANT and Mons Duty of Memory are organizing their annual Commemoration of World War II armored vehicles.

On Saturday August 27 you will have the opportunity to ride on our PEISSANT circuit.

Sunday August 28: circuit of +- 30 kilometers with arrival at PEISSANT around 4:30 p.m.

 

Program of the event:

 

Friday August 26th :

Reception and installation of participants.

Saturday August 27th :

Access to entertainment: €10 (free for children under 12)

Various activities on site, baptisms in military vehicles , demonstration of armored vehicles.

Free access to the militaria flea market where young and old experts or amateurs can find multiple military objects from all periods for sale on the stock market.

Reconstruction of American camps, exhibition of active 40/45 field hospital,exhibition of 40/45 tanks. Snacks, toilets on the ground. Musical entertainment.


Sunday August 28th :

08H30: departure of the tanks For a circuit of +/- 30km

4H30 p.m.: Expected arrival at the Place de PEISSANT and reception by the authorities.

 

For the smooth running of this official event and at the request of the authorities and associations of veterans, the khaki outfit (or better the period outfit) will be required.

                   

Wearing a German uniform is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

 

Axis vehicles are accepted under conditions: markings of US or resistance fighters with period civilian crew and/or allied uniforms.

PLEASE NOTE: places are limited.        Fill your registration here