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7,500 faces for the 75th anniversary

IMG 9565We commemorate and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2019 and 2020. It is because of the sacrifices of people like those who have been buried in and memorialized at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten that we have been able to live in peace for 75 years. That is why we remember them. The The Faces of Margraten is a tribute to all of them. We put a face to their names by decorating their graves and the Walls of the Missing with their photos from May 2-6, 2020. Help us to find 7,500 faces for this special 75th anniversary! Learn more on this page about how you can become a part.

Names without a face

So far, we have found the faces of over than 6,000 soldiers. This means, on the other hand, that the faces of about 4,000 soldiers continue to be missing. We are on a quest to locate these in time for the 75th anniversary. Please join us on our quest for these faces. You can download a list of names to find out which soldiers do not yet have a photo. We will regularly update this list.

Where to start?

Any research starts with some basic information, including a soldier's name, his hometown, and the names of his relatives. This allows you to narrow your research down and gives you a good start. You might find more information on relatives in the white pages or in obituaries. Local newspapers and libraries are often willing to help or even have information in their archives. The same goes for local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War posts. Another place to start could be the veterans' association of a unit. For some basic information on a soldier, please visit their memorial page in the Fields of Honor - Database.

Iff you have a personal photo of any of the soldiers who have been either buried in or memorialized at the Margraten Cemetery, please let us know. You can submit any photo, and any other information you may have, to this tribute using the form below. Information will also be stored in the foundation's Fields of Honor - Database. In this database, information can be found about the soldiers who have been either buried in or memorialized on the American War Cemeteries in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.However, please only submit photos that are in your own possession or for which you have acquired permission to submit them to the project from the original source if you do not own the photo.

Instead of using the form below, you can also directly submit photos and other information by sending us an email on info@degezichtenvanmargraten.nl. If you prefer to send us a (copy of) a photo to us through regular mail, please use the address below. Please clearly state if the photo is the original copy. In that case, we will make sure to return the photo to you as soon as it has been scanned for our project.

Fields of Honor Foundation
Stekkenberg 20b
6561 XJ Groesbeek
The Netherlands

If you are not sure whether you have a relative who has been buried in the Margraten Cemetery, you can search the burial listings for this cemetery, and others, on the website of the American Battle Monuments Commission: www.abmc.gov.

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    Would you like to contribute to keeping the memory alive? By donating just 10 dollars, you will enable us to give a face to one soldier. You can directly donate via your credit card or PayPal by clicking the button below. Click here if you want to read more. Thank you for your support!

    Mollie

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