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Through this page as well as through our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, we will keep you up-to-date on the most recent developments. Thus if you are interested in learning more about the project The Faces of Margraten, please come back to this page or follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Monument in print to appear in 2022

Published: Friday, December 03 2021
It is something that many of you have been asking us about lately. While it took a little longer than hoped for, we are excited that we can finally announce today that we have secured sufficient funding to publish the book "The Faces of Margraten: They will remain forever young" in English! We will now start working on translating the book, which will be coming to you in the second half of next year. We will have a definitive date for you once we send the manuscript to the publisher.

Read more: Monument in print to appear in 2022

Pre-order The Faces of Margraten book now

Published: Saturday, May 29 2021

We're one step closer. The pre-order of "The Faces of Margraten: They will remain forever young" opens now. First published in Dutch last year, this book will hopefully be available in English later this year.

Read more: Pre-order The Faces of Margraten book now

The Faces not on display in 2021

Published: Friday, March 19 2021

This year again, the faces of the over 10,000 U.S. soldiers buried and remembered in the Dutch town of Margraten will not be on display at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. For the second year in a row, the global COVID19 pandemic prevents The Faces of Margraten tribute from taking place. If not for COVID19, more than 8,000 photos would have been on display at the cemetery in May.

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The Faces of Margraten tribute to be postponed until 2021

Published: Friday, March 20 2020

The biennial The Faces of Margraten tribute at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in the Dutch town of Margraten will not take place this year. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Netherlands aimed to put a face to at least 7,500 of the 10,000 U.S. soldiers who are memorialized at the cemetery. The Dutch would decorate the graves and the names on the Walls of the Missing with personal photos of the soldiers to that end. However, because of the ongoing situation with COVID-19, it is believed to be in the interest of all to postpone the tribute and reschedule it in 2021.

Read more: The Faces of Margraten tribute to be postponed until 2021

New Milestone: Two-thirds of the soldiers in Margraten now have a face

Published: Wednesday, August 21 2019

The quest for photos of U.S. World War II soldiers who have found their final resting place in the Dutch town of Margraten has reached a new milestone. Since earlier this week, over 6,670 soldiers who have been buried or memorialized there now have a photo available. This means that two-thirds of all 10,012 soldiers now have a face. To mark the 75th anniversary of WWII, the photos will be on display next to their graves from May 2-6, 2020 during The Faces of Margraten.

Read more: New Milestone: Two-thirds of the soldiers in Margraten now have a face

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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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