Welcome on the Fields of Honor - Database website. On this website we try to collect information about the fallen American soldiers, who are buried or listed on the Walls of the Missing at the overseas American War Cemeteries Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle and Margraten. With this database we want to keep the memories alive to the soldiers, who gave their lives for our freedom. Because beyond every cross, there is a soldier buried who has got his own story.
As you can see on our website: the lists of names of the soldiers buried at these cemeteries are incomplete. Therefore, if you have any information or photos about one of more soldiers, please send it us. All information and photos will be very appreciated. We will make sure that the information will be listed on the website as soon as possible. More information about how to contact us and how to send us information can be found on the page About us. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much!
The website is devided in three sections: one section for the American War Cemetery Ardennes, one for the American War Cemetery Henri-Chapelle (both in Belgium), and one for the American War Cemetery Margraten in the Netherlands. To go to a section, click on the name of the Cemetery in the menu. You will be directed to a list of names of soldiers who are buried in that particular cemetery and have already been added to our database. For more information about a soldier, click on his name and then you will be directed to his personal page.
Please visit this website regularly for the latest updates. New soldiers are almost daily added to the database.
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Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven
This website is a project of the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves), formerly known as Adoptiegraven.nl. This foundation has set as its goal to honor American World War II servicemen who have fought and died for freedom of others and who have been buried in overseas American War Cemeteries, in particular the American War Cemeteries Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle, and Margraten. We hope to achieve this goal by doing research to this men so that we can give their names a 'face.' However, the foundation is also involved in other activities. To learn more about these activities and how you can support us, please visit the foundation's website (click).
It is important that we as foundation do not maintain any of the "Adopt-A-Grave" programs. As a group of adopters, we are occupied with doing research to soldiers who gave their lives for freedom, hoping to honor them in this way. If you are particularly looking for the Foundation Adoption Graves American Cemetery Margraten, which maintains the "Adopt-A-Grave" program for the American War Cemetery Margraten, please click here. Through that foundation you will be able to adopt a grave on the Margraten Cemetery or learn whether a particular grave on that cemetery has been adopted. The foundation that maintains the "Adopt-A-Grave" programs for the American Cemeteries Henri-Chapelle and Ardennes, Le Royal Briscard, does not have a website. If you want to get in contact with that organization, we advise you to contact these cemeteries directly and they will help you the best they can.
|So far, information about approximately 19,000 soldiers has already been added to our Fields of Honor database. However, information about approximately 5,000 other soldiers has still not been added to our database yet. Gathering and adding information about these men takes a lot of effort and time. Therefore, we are looking for people who want to join our team of volunteers to help us to honor each man and woman buried in these cemeteries. If you are interested to work with us on this project and/or if you have any questions, please contact us at:
. Thank you in advance!
Part of the inscription on the Memorial Tower at the American War Cemetery Margraten