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The Faces of Margraten tribute returned to the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial between May 2-6, 2018. That year over 5,800 photos were on display next to the graves and the names on the Walls of the Missing. In addition to the thousands of faces, visitors could also take the audio tour Voices of Margraten. This tour, produced by Stichting Laudio, gives a voice to the soldiers buried in the cemetery and to the community that keeps the memory to them alive.

Over 20,000 people visited the tribute, which opened on May 2 in presence of Governor Bovens of the Province of Limburg and the U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, Hoekstra. You can find photos, videos, the program booklet, and more on this page, allowing you to relive the tribute, even if you weren't there.

 

Program booklet

During The Faces of Margraten tribute, we hand out program booklets to the tribute's visitors. The booklet offers more information about the tribute itself, but also about the cemetery and the audio tour Voices of Margraten. We have uploaded the booklet to this page for your convenience and for you to share it with others. You will find the English section of the booklet somehwere halfway.

Read more: Program booklet

Program May 2-6

Who were the men and women who liberated us more than 70 years ago? During The Faces of Margraten tribute you will finally have the opportunity to meet our liberators when the personal photos of about 5,500 of them are on display next to their graves and the Walls of the Missing. The photos show us the faces of the people who became victims of war: the often young soldiers and their loved-ones. We honor them during this tribute and we will reflect upon our freedom in our contemporary world.

Read more: Program May 2-6

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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