>> Liberation Concert Margraten 2017
Concert date for 2017: Sunday 17 September 2017   >> Read more

 

A total of 8,301 American soldiers – many of them young – lie buried beneath the white gravestones of the only American cemetery in the Netherlands, in the southern Limburg town of Margraten. Those buried here gave their lives in World War II for Europe’s freedom.

In 1945, to honor and thank them, the Dutch government gave the United States a perpetual lease on the ground for the cemetery. In Margraten and the surrounding area, the sacrifices and achievements of those who fell are remembered in many ways.

The next edition:
Sunday 17 September 2017
03.00 p.m.
American Cemetery Margraten


Patron:
drs. Th.J.F.M. Bovens, Kings Commissioner for Limburg

Ambassadors:
T.A. Goedmakers, Vebego International
H. Delamboye, Tenor
J.F.A.M. van Griensven, generaal-majoor

Daily Board:
W.F. de Goeij, Chairman
D.A.M. Akkermans, Secretary
drs. L.J. Urlings, Treasurer
drs. T. Hofstede MBA, Member