The Battle of the Bulge was fought from December 16, 1944, to January 25, 1945. One of the inscriptions on the memorial reads, “To World War II American Soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge- The greatest Land Battle in the history of the United States Army”. The Veterans Benefits Act 0f 2002, Public Law 107-330, was passed on December 6, 2002. Section 204 of that Act authorized the placement of a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honoring World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
On May 8, 2006, the Memorial was unveiled and officially dedicated. The memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister of Belgium, and His Excellency Octavie Modert, Secretary of State for Culture, Luxembourg. In attendance at the dedication were approximately 300 veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and family members.