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The Netherlands to Give a Face to 10,000 Killed U.S. WWII Soldiers

Published: Thursday, March 12 2015

Thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David, row after row. This is what one sees when overlooking the American War Cemetery in the town of Margraten, the Netherlands. The markers are testimony to the sacrifices made by many young American men and women for the freedom of Europe during World War II.. Through The Faces of Margraten project in May 2015 the Dutch will pay special tribute to these soldiers by decorating their more than 10,000 graves and names on the Walls of the Missing with personal photos of the soldiers. The project has started a quest to locate more soldiers' photos.

Read more: The Netherlands to Give a Face to 10,000 Killed U.S. WWII Soldiers

More support for The Faces of Margraten

Published: Saturday, December 20 2014

The Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (The Foundation United Adopters American War Graves), which organizes The Faces of Margraten project, is excited to announce that three new partners have announced their support for the project. The Stichting Elisabeth Strouven and the Stichting Kanunnik Salden Nieuwenhof have announced a funding grant in support of the efforts to decorate the graves and names on the Walls of the Missing of the 10,023 U.S. soldiers buried in or memorialized at the Netherlands American War Cemetery and Memorial. Communication consultant Esther Saris of Est.21 sponsors the project by voluntarily offering her expertise to work on the communication strategy of the project.

Read more: More support for The Faces of Margraten

U.S. Embassy The Hague and Rabobank announce support

Published: Thursday, October 23 2014

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.

Read more: U.S. Embassy The Hague and Rabobank announce support

The Faces of Margraten from May 2-5, 2015

Published: Monday, September 29 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, August 26 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

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