THE CEMETERY

Exactly 8,301 American soldiers are buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten. Unknown heroes who, during World War II, gave their lives for our freedom; the freedom of Europe. In 1945, the Dutch government gave the ground on which the cemetery was built in perpetual loan to the United States, out of respect and gratitude. The cemetery is managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission. The Margraten Memorial Center Foundation focuses on the realization of an educational museum concept.

The Foundation for Adopting Graves American Cemetery Margraten offers interested parties the opportunity to adopt the grave of a fallen liberator. A unique phenomenon worldwide. Meanwhile, all 8301 graves have been adopted.

The Foundation United Adopters American War Graves works to keep the memory of the American soldiers who are buried or remembered at various American cemeteries in Europe alive, by means of various projects. With the project The Faces of Margraten, the foundation aims to give a face to as many soldiers as possible.

LIBERATION CONCERT

Name:
Stichting Eerbetoon Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Tax registration number:
8222.08.842

Postal address:
PO Box 10
6269 ZG  Margraten
The Netherlands
info@margrateneerbetoon.nl
VAT: 8222.08.842.B01
Chamber of Commerce: 14130639
Bank: NL42RABO0122606620
BIC: RABONL2U

Aim:
The foundation aims to stimulate, promote, coordinate and perform musical performances at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, as a tribute to and a lasting memory of those who gave their lives at the liberation of Europe during the Second World War, and to carry out everything related or conducive to the aforementioned.

Patron:
drs. Th.J.F.M. Bovens, Commissioner to the King in Limburg

Ambassadors:
T.A. Goedmakers, Vebego International
H. Bouman, Brigade General

Executive Committee:
vacant, chairman
D.A.M. Akkermans, secretary
L.J. Urlings, treasurer
Mr. M.P.P.F. Groutars, board member                                                                                                                              Drs. G.P.A.J.M. Deswijzen, board member

Remuneration policy:
The board of the foundation does not receive any remuneration for its activities, not even through related companies of its members.