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Nobody deserves to be forgotten

Both 2019 and 2020 will be remarkable years. During these years, people from all over the world will commemorate and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The end of the war in the Netherlands came closer when U.S. soldiers crossed the border near the town of Mesch on September 12, 1944, which became the first town to be liberated. However, it would take until May 5, 1945 before the country was fully liberated. And that liberation came at a heavy price for those who fought for it. That is why we will say thank you to our American liberators who have been buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in the town of Margraten. We pay tribute to them by decorating their graves and names on the Walls of the Missing with a photo in 2021. Join us in our quest for the missing faces and help to remember to those who sacrificed their all for our freedom.

 

U.S. Embassy The Hague and Rabobank announce support

Both the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands and Rabobank Centraal Zuid-Limburg have recently announced their support for The Faces of Margraten project. Both will contribute financially to the efforts to give a face to the names of as many American WWII soldiers buried in or memorialized at the American War Cemetery and Memorial Netherlands in Margraten as possible. At this moment, of approximately 2,700 soldiers a personal photo is available, which will all be put at the graves of these soldiers or next to their names at the Walls of the Missing at the American War Cemetery in Margraten from May 2-5, 2015.

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The support from both the U.S. Embassy in The Hague and Rabobank Centraal Zuid-Limburg is another significant step toward the realization of The Faces of Margraten project. Earlier on, the municipality of Eijsden-Margraten granted funding for the project, which will be part of their liberation program Liberation Eijsden-Margraten.

The Faces of Margraten welcomes any financial contribution to the project. It is possible to support the project by making a small donation. By donating just 10 dollars, you enable us to give a face to one soldier. To learn more about the possibility to donate, please visit the page Donate. It is also possible to contribute to the project by submitting a soldier's photo through the website of The Faces of Margraten

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The project The Faces of Margraten is initiated by the Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven, a Dutch non-profit organization that consists of the Dutch and Belgian adopters of American war graves at American War Cemeteries in the Netherlands and Belgium. In particular, the foundation conducts research to the men and women buried there. The foundation does, however, not maintain any of the "Adopt-A-Grave" programs that exist for various overseas American cemeteries. In case of the Margraten Cemetery, this program is maintained by the Stichting Adoptie Graven Amerikaanse Begraafplaats Margraten (Foundation Adoption Graves American Cemetery Margraten).

Donate

Would you like to contribute to keeping the memory alive? By donating just 12.50 dollars, you will enable us to give a face to one soldier. You can directly donate 12.50 dollars via your credit card or PayPal by clicking the button below. Click here if you want to read more or donate another amount. Thank you for your support!

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