April 25, 1945
Come to Torgau, Germany, April 23-25, 2010 to celebrate Elbe Day. Events will include reenactments, forums, discussions, music of all kinds, and a good time by all.
Torgau´s name derives from old Slavonic "Torgov". Its records reach back to the year 973 A.D. The city is a treasure trove of ancient and modern history, including:
American 69th & Russian 58th Locked Arm-in-Arm in Torgau, April 1945
American monument to the Link-Up
Soviet monument to the Link-Up
American 69th Infantry Division Link-Up Situation Map
We welcome you to visit the 69th Infantry Division Association website
to learn more about the American 69th Infantry Division and the
Russian 58th Guards and their roles in helping end World War II.
20,000 people from Torgau, nearby towns and from all over the world are expected to attend and to join with soldiers and family members of the American 69th Infantry Division and the Russian 58th Guards Division.
For more about Torgau and ELBE DAY contact:
* if dialing from the USA add the prefix 01149
Torgau, Germany at war
Torgau Old City today
St. Mary's City Church, Torgau, Germany
Palace Church, Torgau, Germany
Katarina Luther, wife of Protestant Reformer Martin Luther, grave plate, Torgau, Germany
|Come to Torgau, Germany, April 23-25, 2010 to celebrate Elbe Day. To honor the WWII 69th Infantry Division and the postwar Fighting 69th Infantry Division Association, the City of Torgau has generously invited three 69th veterans to be its guests, paying expenses to and from Torgau and while there, covering their expenses for the ELBE DAY celebration and festival.
These veterans are: Joe Lipsius, Hq 272nd Inf; Edgar A. "Bud" Parsons, Co A 272nd Inf; James L. Mynes, Co K 273rd Inf. They will represent the 69th, 461st, 661st and 777th at all occasions. We hope many other 69ers, family members and their friends will also attend the Festival honoring the Link-Up.