We find so many tributes to the Americans liberating and fighting in France, Belgium, on and on. See France Road Ways.
Here is the monument at Plzen, the Czech Republic: Thank you, America, it says. But there were few wreaths in 2007. See http://www.radio.cz/en/article/65642.
See Czech Republic Road Ways; and The Places of Petr Ginz.
Eastern Europe. Can or do you feel loss of that image of Americans as willing to give their all for the downtrodden, without other motives overwhelming.