76th Division (OR) celebrates German Day of Remembrance
While most people celebrate Veteran’s Day weekend with families and friends, more than a hundred people came to Fort Douglas Military Cemetery November 13 to honor the 41 German prisoners of war (POW) who are buried here from both World Wars I and II. At the end of the Fort Douglas ceremony, the official party laid a ceremonial wreath at the foot of the monument that honors the fallen German Soldiers and Sailors. This monument is a mass grave where 21 of the 41 German POWs are buried, located at the southwest corner of the Fort Douglas Cemetery.