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About the project

On the pages below, you will be able to find more information about the project The Faces of Margraten. This concerns information about the project itself as well as some background information about the American War Cemetery and Memorial the Netherlands in Margraten. As soon as we have more information about the project, we will make sure that this section of the website will be updated. The most recent and most important updates will also be posted in the news section of this website. Moreover, you can also follow us on Twitter and on Facebook to get the latest news on your timeline.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years we have received numerous questions. Some of them have been asked more frequently than others. How can I submit a photo? Why is the tribute organized biennially? You will be able to find the answers to these and other questions on this page. If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to contact us. Learn more about how you can reach us on our Contact page.

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Mission

The Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves) would like to offer a unique tribute to the thousands who have been buried in the American War Cemetery and Memorial Netherlands in Margraten through the project "The Faces of Margraten." It hopes to do so in particular by giving their names a face in two different ways.

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Margraten Cemetery

The American War Cemetery and Memorial Netherlands in Margraten, the Netherlands is the only American War Cemetery in the Netherlands. In this cemetery, 8,301 American soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms of others during World War Two have been buried. The men and women buried here died, for example, during Operation Market Garden in September 1944 and during the Allied push into Nazi-Germany. Other than the 8,301 soldiers buried here, the names of another 1,722 American are inscribed on the Walls of the Missing. The remains of the majority of these soldiers have not been recovered, even after 70 years after the end of the war. They rest in unknown graves. Among those buried in Margraten are six Medal of Honor recipients, the U.S.' highest military award.

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Foundation

The Dutch non-profitorganization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves), which was founded in 2011 actively aims to honor the men and women who have been buried in overseas American War Cemeteries in the Netherlands and Belgium by conducting research on them, hoping to preserve the memories to them and their sacrifices. The foundation was founded in July 2011, but was preceeded by the website Adoptiegraven.nl, which had been online since 2007. About twenty devoted volunteers from both the Netherlands and Belgium have committed themselves to remembering their sacrifices.

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Donate

Would you like to contribute to this project? By donating 10 dollars, you will enable us to give one soldier a face. You can donate via PayPal by clicking the button below or click here to read more.

About

The project The Faces of Margraten is a project by the Dutch non-profitorganization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves), whose aim it is to remember U.S. soldiers buried in various overseas American cemeteries. For more information please visit www.svaao.nl or visit our Fields of Honor - Database at www.fieldsofhonor-database.com.

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