• 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
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8 december 2016
The Last Flight of John Hascall

On the website of the Michigan Tech University an article appeared about John Hascall written by Scott Balyo. On the 29th…

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14 oktober 2016
Joan Coleman’s first visit to her brother “Eddie” in Margraten

On December 22 1943 the B-24 of bombardier 2 Lt Edwin Jacobsen exploded mid-air above the Northsea between the Netherlands and England….

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25 augustus 2016
Dutch family adopted grave of Pfc Charles A. Rocchio since 1946

Elena M. Rocchio was 14 years old when her eldest brother Charles was killed on the 24th of November 1944 near…

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