At right, Vice President Dick Cheney
poses for a photo with veterans from the 526th Armored Infantry
Battalion Friday, October 7, 2005, after delivering remarks
during a wreath laying ceremony at the National World War
II Memorial in Washington D.C.
"I count it a privilege to stand
in the presence of men who were sent into battle by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt... and who, by your courage and honor
and devotion to duty, helped to win a war and change the
course of history", said the Vice President to the
soldiers, widows, and family members of the 526th Armored
Infantry Battalion who attended the ceremony.
The 526th AIB is the sole remaining,
separate armored infantry battalion from World War II, whose
soldiers defended the Belgian villages of Stavelot and Malmedy
on December 16, 1944, the first day of the Battle of the