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Deadliest WWII battle remembered

Rochester, N.Y. -- One of the deadliest battles in American military history was the focus of a Memorial Day remembrance event at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte Monday.

The memorial took place in front of the Battle of the Bulge memorial.

Names of those from Western New York who fought in the battle were read aloud, and surviving family members held up photos of their loved ones who fought in the battle.

"This is my dad, George Robert Law," said Kendra Marasco, holding up a picture of father. "He was in the 3rd Army Division, followed (Gen. George) Patton throughout the war, and went on in the Battle of the Bulge."

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, approximately 19,000 U.S. servicemen and women died in the battle.

Many consider the battle to be a major turning point that ultimately contributed to the defeat of the Axis powers.

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Washington Times