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The Faces of Margraten from May 2-5, 2015

Published: Monday, 29 September 2014

After earlier this year the project The Faces of Margraten, which aims to give a face to all of the 10,023 U.S. WWII soldiers buried in or memorialized at the American Cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands, was announced, now also the dates for the project are known. From May 2-5, 2015 the crosses and the names on the Walls of the Missing of a several thousand soldiers will be decorated with a personal photo. In this way, Dutch citizens will give a face to their U.S. liberators as a unique tribute to their sacrifices. The most recent count revealed that for 2,644 soldiers a personal photo is available at the moment. The exact program during these days will be announced at a later moment in time.

Read more: The Faces of Margraten from May 2-5, 2015

Municipality of Eijsden-Margraten supports The Faces of Margraten

Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The municipality of Eijsden-Margraten supports The Faces of Margraten project. The local administration has granted the project funding in support of efforts to give a face to as many of the 10,023 American World War II soldiers buried or memorialized in the town of Margraten, the Netherlands as possible. This effort will be made in a period in which the Netherlands celebrates and commemorates the 70th anniversary of its liberation. "We are very grateful for the municipality's support," says chairman Sebastiaan Vonk of the Foundation United Adopters American War Graves. "It brings us closer to a successful realization of this project."

Read more: Municipality of Eijsden-Margraten supports The Faces of Margraten

Second balance: face given to 2,451 American soldiers buried in the Netherlands

Published: Friday, 04 July 2014

A new counting has shown that personal photos are available of 2,451 American soldiers buried in the American War Cemetery in the Dutch village of Margraten. In the past two months, 224 new photos of soldiers buried in or memorialized at the cemetery were found and submitted, partly as result of the regional interest for the project The Faces of Margraten around Memorial Day this May. Currently, one about one out of every four soldiers buried in the cemetery a personal photo is available. These American liberators will be finally given a face 70 years after the end of World War II.

Read more: Second balance: face given to 2,451 American soldiers buried in the Netherlands

Dutch Ambassador Bekink: We owe an eternal debt of gratitude

Published: Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Dutch Ambassador to the United States Rudolf Bekink has recently expressed his support for the project The Faces of Margraten. "We owe an eternal debt of gratitude to the soldiers who liberated Europe 70 years ago, especially those who fell on the battlefield and are resting in peace on land far away from their homes," said Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. Ambassador Bekink encouraged Americans to look for photos of their relatives buried in Margraten.

Read more: Dutch Ambassador Bekink: We owe an eternal debt of gratitude

Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister expresses support for The Faces of Margraten

Published: Friday, 02 May 2014

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans has expressed his support for the The Faces of Margraten during a speech at Arlington Cemetery this week. The minister commemorated the American liberators of the Netherlands during World War Two, including Pfc Leo Lichten, who has grave at the American War Cemetery and Memorial Netherlands in Margraten has been adopted by Timmermans. In his speech, Timmermans said that he "very much support their desire to collect photos of these men, to give these heroes a face."

Read more: Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister expresses support for The Faces of Margraten

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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!

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