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Second balance: face given to 2,451 American soldiers buried in the Netherlands

Published: Friday, July 04 2014

A new counting has shown that personal photos are available of 2,451 American soldiers buried in the American War Cemetery in the Dutch village of Margraten. In the past two months, 224 new photos of soldiers buried in or memorialized at the cemetery were found and submitted, partly as result of the regional interest for the project The Faces of Margraten around Memorial Day this May. Currently, one about one out of every four soldiers buried in the cemetery a personal photo is available. These American liberators will be finally given a face 70 years after the end of World War II.

Read more: Second balance: face given to 2,451 American soldiers buried in the Netherlands

Dutch Ambassador Bekink: We owe an eternal debt of gratitude

Published: Wednesday, June 18 2014

Dutch Ambassador to the United States Rudolf Bekink has recently expressed his support for the project The Faces of Margraten. "We owe an eternal debt of gratitude to the soldiers who liberated Europe 70 years ago, especially those who fell on the battlefield and are resting in peace on land far away from their homes," said Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. Ambassador Bekink encouraged Americans to look for photos of their relatives buried in Margraten.

Read more: Dutch Ambassador Bekink: We owe an eternal debt of gratitude

Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister expresses support for The Faces of Margraten

Published: Friday, May 02 2014

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans has expressed his support for the The Faces of Margraten during a speech at Arlington Cemetery this week. The minister commemorated the American liberators of the Netherlands during World War Two, including Pfc Leo Lichten, who has grave at the American War Cemetery and Memorial Netherlands in Margraten has been adopted by Timmermans. In his speech, Timmermans said that he "very much support their desire to collect photos of these men, to give these heroes a face."

Read more: Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister expresses support for The Faces of Margraten

First balance: face given to 2,227 soldiers

Published: Wednesday, April 30 2014

Three weeks after the project The Faces of Margraten was announced there has been a first count of the number of available personal photos since the launch of the project. The project started off with 1,989 photos. In the past three weeks, however, 238 new photos were submitted by adopters, relatives, veterans, and researches. This means that as of this moment, a face has been given to 2,227 American soldiers who have been either buried in or memorialized on the American War Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, the Netherlands.

Read more: First balance: face given to 2,227 soldiers

Killed American WWII Soldiers given a Face in the Netherlands

Published: Wednesday, April 09 2014

Almost 70 years after the end of World War Two, a new Dutch project will remember the thousands of soldiers that have beenn buried in the American War Cemetery and Memorial Netherlands in Margraten, the Netherlands. In 2014, the year in which the Netherlands celebrates and commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation and Operation Market Garden, the Dutch non-profitorganization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves) will collect the photos of the American soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War Two and who found their finding resting place in Margraten through its new project The Faces of Margraten. As unique tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, as many graves as possible will be decorated with a personal photo, finally giving the American liberators a face.

Read more: Killed American WWII Soldiers given a Face in the Netherlands

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