The eagle is the symbol of the Simplon.
It was built during the active period in World War II. As a symbol of vigilance, it was created by the 11 Mountain Brigade in memory of the “Watch on the Simplon”.
The following inscription is on the base:
"IN THE FREEDOM OF THE MOUNTAINS THERE IS AN IMPORTANT TIME MADE OF HARD GRANITE: A REMEMBERED FAITHFUL DUTY FULFILLMENT, A PERMANENT ADMINISTRATION TO BE WILLING AND AWAKE FOR OUR FREEDOM."
In 2019, the Simplon Eagle will celebrate its 75th anniversary as the Simplon's landmark. In order to be able to show itself from its best and most beautiful side, the Alder was extensively renovated in autumn 2018.
August 21, 2020
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