Doug told a story at dinner that I have heard a few times over the years. It is a beautiful story:
I returned to Bastogne a few weeks later and spent almost an entire day visiting the many monuments to General Patton, Brigadier General McAuliffe (of "Nuts" fame) and the American soldier. They sell "nuts" in most stores in the city in honor of the response General McAuliffe gave at the moment of the German's request for surrender. There are many American flags throughout the town and you just get the feeling that the fond memory of the Americans of those who live there will continue on for generations to come.