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Next The Faces of Margraten Planned for May 2018

Published: Tuesday, April 11 2017

As the end of World War II becomes more distant, ABMC cemeteries, in coordination with local organizations, create and host unique tributes to the men and women honored at these sites. To ensure the emotional impact and draw for visitors remain strong and events like this are not considered common-place, some events are not hosted annually. Additionally, due to the amount of resources necessary to conduct this type of event, volunteer hours and fiscal support can be best utilized when events are held biennially. The next Faces of Margraten is planned for May 2018. There will be no Faces of Margraten in 2017.

IMG 0502 2The Faces of Margraten, organized by the Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (SVAAO), is working to bring a face to every headstone and name inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery. The previous Faces of Margraten events have been huge successes, and both the SVAAO and the cemetery want this event to remain a solemn tribute to our fallen that attracts visitors from far away. To date SVAAO has collected more than 4,800 photos, and is always collecting new images. Submit a photo of your loved one for inclusion in the next Faces of Margraten event.

Confirmed dates for the Faces of Margraten 2018 will be released next year.


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!