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22,500 visit Tribute at Netherlands American Cemetery

Published: Tuesday, 10 May 2016

22,500 people have visited The Faces of Margraten tribute at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, the Netherlands between May 1-5. The photos of almost 4,100 U.S. soldiers who have been either buried or memorialized in Margraten were on display next to their graves or names on the Walls of the Missing. The Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves) showed by doing so for the second time in the cemetery’s history the faces of the people who gave their lives to liberate Europe during World War II. The foundation’s call for visitors to reflect upon freedom in its “Embracing freedom” campaign was answered by several hundred visitors.

Read more: 22,500 visit Tribute at Netherlands American Cemetery

Program May 1-5: Embracing Freedom

Published: Saturday, 23 April 2016

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 4,060 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 1-5: Embracing Freedom

More than 3,900 photos found so far

Published: Thursday, 31 March 2016

So far, 3,900 photos of U.S. World War II soldiers who have been either buried in or memorialized in the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands have been found. This is a new milestone as the result of continuous efforts to put a face with the names of as many soldiers as possible during The Faces of Margraten tributes. Since the first edition of the tribute in 2015, over 600 additional photos were found. All these photos will be on display when The Faces of Margraten tribute returns to the Netherlands American Cemetery from May 1-5 this year.

Read more: More than 3,900 photos found so far

The Faces of Margraten to return May 1-5, 2016

Published: Monday, 29 February 2016

The Faces of Margraten tribute will return at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten from May 1-5 this year. The Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American Adopters) again calls for photos of the U.S. soldiers who have been either buried or memorialized in Margraten. Since the first edition of the tribute in 2015, over 450 additional photos have already been found.

Read more: The Faces of Margraten to return May 1-5, 2016

25,000 Visit Photo Tribute American War Cemetery in the Netherlands

Published: Thursday, 07 May 2015

The Faces of Margraten tribute at the Netherlands American War Cemetery and Memorial has been visited by 25,000 people, according to the Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves), which organized the tribute. From May 2-5, when the Netherlands commemorated and celebrated the 70th anniversary of its liberation, more than 3,000 graves and names on the Walls of the Missing were decorated with a personal photo of the soldier buried or memorialized there.

Read more: 25,000 Visit Photo Tribute American War Cemetery in the Netherlands

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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