• Foundation for Adopting Graves
    American Cemetery Margraten

“The American Cemetery is situated along the State Highway Maastricht-Vaals in the Eijsden-Margraten Municipality in the Netherlands. It is one of the biggest cemeteries in the world the only one in The Netherlands. No less than 8,301 American liberators have been buried here. The white marble crosses and David’s stars remind us of the solders -often young- who gave their lives for our freedom during World War ll.”

Main purpose

Foundation

The Foundation for Adopting Graves at the American Cemetery in Margraten offers the opportunity of adopting a grave of a fallen liberator or a name on the Walls of the Missing. The foundation also maintains the so-called Adoption Register, an extensive database with information about adopters and the graves they’ve adopted.

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Do you want to adopt a grave or a name on the Walls of the Missing?Currently all the graves and names on the Walls of the Missing are adopted. more information
Latest news
4 augustus 2017
Son of a WWII paratrooper became a US navy pilot

By Sjef Kusters. His father William was killed in action on September 17, 1944 near the Dutch castle Heeswijk, but in spite…

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23 juli 2017
Grave adoption now listed in inventory of Immaterial Cultural Inheritance

The adoption of American war graves in Margraten has been included in the Dutch national inventory of Immaterial Cultural Inheritance. The Dutch national inventory…

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5 juli 2017
Americans pleasantly surprised by very young adopters

She was very surprised and moved, the 80-year- old American Ruth Schnell when on June 24 she arrived at the American cemetery in…

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