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Mobilized at Fort George G. Meade February 1941. Comprised of ArmyNational Guard units from Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. Trained vigorously at Fort Meade, at A.P. Hill Military Reservation, Virginia and during the the Carolina maneuvers 1941- 1942.

Sailed from New York for England September - October 1942. Trained intensively for the cross-channel attack on the German-occupied coast of Europe.

On D-Day, 6 June 1944, in the great Allied amphibious assault, the division stormed ashore on Omaha Beach in Normandy to win a beach-head and to achieve undying fame.

Eleven months of campaigns and battles followed: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. During combat the division suffered 19,814 casualties killed, woundedand missing.

This memorial commemorates the valor and the sacrifice of the 29th Infantry Division in World War II and the memory of all who served with it.