• 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


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
1 mei 2019
Newsletter 2019 available

The newsletter for april 2019 is now available. Click here to read this newsletter and earlier editions.

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27 december 2018
A christmas visit at the American Cemetery in Margraten

On December 23 Dan and son Dylan visited their (grand)uncle Russell Diehl at the American cemetery in Margraten. They requested to…

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23 november 2018
A visit to Washington DC

In September 2018 a delegation of our Foundation, together with the Mergelland Mens Choir travelled to Washington DC to pay our…

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