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Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

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Address: Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, Margraten, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 043 458 1208
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We visited the cemetery as part of our trip for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Brunssum. The cemetery was very emotional. It's hard to believe how many young lives were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Davenport, Florida
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Davenport, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the cemetery as part of our trip for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Brunssum. The cemetery was very emotional. It's hard to believe how many young lives were lost to preserve peace.

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Chicago, IL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We attended a special 'Faces of Margraten' where a volunteer group assembled as many pictures of the men and women buried there. It was done with a quiet dignity yet was very impactful. ~25,000 people attended the 3 day special event which proves the support for the men who gave up their lives in the liberation of the countries during... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A beautiful cemetery where over 8,000 solders are buried who died as they fought in WW ll against Germany. This battled liberated the Netherlands.

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Springfield, Missouri
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184 attraction reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The American Cemetery at Margraten was one of the most beautiful and emotionally moving WWII cemeteries we have visited in Europe. We arrived on Sunday, May 3 during “The Faces of Margraten” memorial display which was created by a young, dedicated group of Dutch and Belgian volunteers who have made it their sacred mission to never forget the sacrifices of... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The cemetery lies just out of Margraten a few kilometers. A somber remembrance of the real cost of war. Young men struck down so early in life. The people of Margraten have adopted graves to care for and decorate from time to time. We experienced school children coming in busses to view the cemetery and they know the story. Too... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As you enter this Memorial Cemetery on both sides of the Reflecting Pool the walls on the right & left bear the names of 1,722 American that are listed as “MIA”. As you proceed past the “Lady of Peace” you enter the Memorial Tower Area. This tower area is a tribute to those Americans that “Gave Their All” in the... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My Uncle Lt. Floyd Addy died June 4, 1944 while piloting his disabled B-24 away from the village of Wodecq, Belgium. His daughter, Ann, had not been born at the time of his death, and we did not know until 2 years ago where he was laid to rest. The people of Wodecq erected a Stele in his honor 68... More 

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Oxford
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I think everyone should visit at least one world war one or two cemetary and this one will certainly move you i hope. There are 8301 graves in this particular cemetary, the only American one in Holland but it may help to understand the enormity of the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. We were staying in Valkenburg and... More 

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Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited here with a large group of people as part of an honors band. Three of the trumpet players, under direction of our conductor, played taps. The grounds are gorgeous, and I recommend walking entirely around the cemetery. It's a solemn and humbling experience to be in the presence of this site. I won't lie, a lot of tears were... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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56 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We saw a small road sign for this in Valkenburg and decided to go see what it was. I think it is the most emotionally moving venue I have ever seen. The maps, reflection pond, bell tower, are impressive, but what a shock too see all those graves. Words don't do it justice.

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