“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.”
Foundation for Adopting Graves
American Cemetery Margraten
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.
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…Read more
Adoption concert in community center Margraten
On Saturday May 27, the evening before Memorial Day 2017, the American flag was raised in front of community center Oos Heim…Read more