JoomlaTemplates.me by Discount Bluehost

75 years in freedom, 7,500 faces

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 Margrten. We pay tribute to them by decorating their graves and names on the Walls of the Missing with a photo. We gave our liberators our face. And for this 75th anniversary, we are looking for at least 7,500 faces. Join us in our quest and help to put a face to those who sacrificed their all for our freedom.

 

Meet our liberators

WebIMG 6617 2Rows, endless rows of white marble crosses and stars of David. This is what one sees when overlooking the American War Cemetery and Memorial Netherlands in Margraten, the Netherlands. 8,301 American soldiers have been buried in this cemetery; another 1,722 names are listed on the Walls of the Missing. We do know the names of all these men and women, but who were they? During The Faces of Margraten tribute, we put a face to their names, by decorating their graves or names on the Walls of the Missing with a personal photo. Come meet our liberators from May 2-6, 2020.

With the support of the graves' adopters, the soldiers' relatives, and many others, the foundation has been able to collect the photos of approximately 3,300 American soldiers who have been buried or memorialized at the American War Cemetery and Memorial Netherlands for the first edition of The Faces of Margraten tribute in 2015. A year later, in 2016, about 4,100 photos had been found and were displayed during the 2016 tribute. In 2018, more than 5,800 photos were on display. Join us to help us to put a face to even more names of our liberators. Learn more about how you can.

Lest we forget.

Donate

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!

Mollie

margraten15