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Nobody deserves to be forgotten

Both 2019 and 2020 will be remarkable years. During these years, people from all over the world will commemorate and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The end of the war in the Netherlands came closer when U.S. soldiers crossed the border near the town of Mesch on September 12, 1944, which became the first town to be liberated. However, it would take until May 5, 1945 before the country was fully liberated. And that liberation came at a heavy price for those who fought for it. That is why we will say thank you to our American liberators who have been buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in the town of Margraten. We pay tribute to them by decorating their graves and names on the Walls of the Missing with a photo in 2021. Join us in our quest for the missing faces and help to remember to those who sacrificed their all for our freedom.


Share the story behind the photo

A picture is worth a thousand words. On the other hand, they do not tell the full story. That is why The Faces of Margraten tribute wants to tell more of these stories this upcoming May, as well  as in the years to come. We ask for your help to do so! Do you have a soldier’s story that is worth to tell? Please share it with the tribute. Then we will share the story with the world so others may learn from it and be inspired to do good themselves. And above all, by sharing their stories, these men and women will not be forgotten.

14976877 988940587894506 523301293381512699 oWhat did their lives look like prior to the war? What motivated these often-young men to enlist into the service? What dilemmas did they face? What did they long for at the frontlines? The photos do not answer these questions. But if we know the answers, we would be able to get to know these soldiers better and understand the choices they made in life.

That is why ask for your help in collecting and sharing their stories. Do you have personal letters, family pictures, newspaper clippings, reports on his service, or any other documents that might allow us to acquire a better understanding of the person on the picture? Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would love to hear the stories that you have! You can also use the contactform on our website.

A soldier's letter to his parents. Click on the image to read the letter in full size.


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!