• 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
12 augustus 2021
New documentary about the adoption program

Dutch filmmaker Paul Ruth has made a new documentary about our adoption program. In this short video you will get an…

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19 november 2020
2021 newsletter online

The 2021 newsletter is available. All the newsletters can be found here.

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5 november 2020
Cemetery temporarily closed due to Covid-19

Following the announcement by Prime Minister Rutte and out of an abundance of caution, ABMC had decided to close the Netherlands…

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