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Share the story behind the photo

Published: Friday, 16 February 2018

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.

Donate

Would you like to contribute to this project? By donating 10 dollars, you will enable us to give one soldier a face. You can donate via PayPal by clicking the button below or click here to read more.

About

The project The Faces of Margraten is a project by the Dutch non-profitorganization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves), whose aim it is to remember U.S. soldiers buried in various overseas American cemeteries. For more information please visit www.svaao.nl or visit our Fields of Honor - Database at www.fieldsofhonor-database.com.

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