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Association for the Adoption of Graves

 The Stichting Adoptie Graven (Association for the Adoption of Graves) at the American Cemetery of Margraten

Since 1944, the inhabitants of the municipality of Margraten have welcomed the American Cemetery into their hearts and minds. Many of the 8301 graves have been “adopted” by them and by many others outside the municipality. Those adopting a grave regularly visit “their” grave to lay flowers, and in many cases they also stay in touch with the American family members of “their” soldier. The Association for the Adoption of Graves at the American Cemetery of Margraten ensures that everything is done appropriately and recruits suitable people to adopt graves when necessary. These are often younger people from the surrounding area who wish to show their gratitude for the freedom which they enjoy thanks to the sacrifices made by the American liberators and who will also be able to instill the same sense of appreciation in their own children.