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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.

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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.

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The Netherlands to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII, Launch Effort to Find Photos of U.S. Soldiers

Published: Sunday, July 21 2019

In the small Dutch town of Margraten, more than 8,000 U.S. soldiers are laid to rest in the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. The thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David at the cemetery are a lasting testimony to the sacrifices of Americans during World War II. The Dutch have never forgotten their sacrifices since. To pay tribute to their liberators, the Dutch seek to pair photos to the soldiers’ names for the 75th anniversary of the end of the war. The help of the American public is needed to locate these photos.

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6,000 American WWII soldiers remembered in the Netherlands now have a face

Published: Saturday, September 15 2018

The quest for personal photos of the over 10,000 American soldiers who have been either buried in or memorialized at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial has reached a new milestone. Relatives of Philip A. Pensabene helped to provide a photo of the New York state native. The 19-year-old Pensabene is the 6,000th soldier to whose name a personal photo could be paired. Almost a two-thirds of these World War II soldiers now has 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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