Margraten Announcement

Margraten Announcement Letter (PDF 159 KB) 27 March 2020 The Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten is a special place.  Americans and Dutch alike honor the soldiers buried here, men and women who gave their lives 75 years ago in a titanic struggle against tyranny and oppression. Together as friends and allies, each year the American and Dutch people ... Read More»

Ambassador Hoekstra Speaks at Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten

Ambassador Hoekstra’s Remarks at the annual Memorial Day ceremony as prepared.  Sunday, May 26, 2019 Minister Blok, Governor Bovens, Admiral Ishee, Mayor Akkermans, distinguished veterans, your excellencies, Superintendent Williams, ladies, and gentlemen, it is truly an honor to join you once again, marking the 75th annual Memorial Day ceremony on these hallowed grounds. Everyone here ... Read More»

Remarks by DCM Shawn Crowley at the Memorial Day lunch hosted by Limburg Governor Theo Bovens

Remarks by DCM Shawn Crowley at the Memorial Day lunch as prepared. Thank you, Governor and Mrs. Bovens, for hosting us today. As the grandson, son, and brother of veterans, it is a great honor to once again celebrate Memorial Day here with you. When Sabine and I first came to Limburg three years ago, ... Read More»

75th Memorial Day in Margraten to be observed May 26, 2019

75th Memorial Day in Margraten to be observed May 26 MARGRATEN, the Netherlands – The annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten will be held Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 15:00. This ceremony has been a U.S. and Dutch tradition since May 1945. As thousands usually attend the event, ... Read More»

Fallen soldiers honored on Memorial Day weekend in Margraten

Each Memorial Day weekend, thousands of visitors travel to the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten to honor the Americans killed in World War II. On Saturday, American children from the local Boy and Girl Scout troops,  as well as other volunteers, spent several hours planting U.S. and Dutch flags on each of the 8,301 graves. ... Read More»

Remarks by Consul General at Liberation Concert in Margraten

Consul General David McCawley delivered remarks before the annual Liberation Concert at the Netherlands-American Cemetery in Margraten September 17, 2017 Distinguished veterans, Mr. Mackus, Mayor Akkermans, Ms. Young, Lieutenant General Rittimann, Superintendent Stadler, Mr. de Goeij, Mr. Rosu and members of the South Netherlands Philharmonic, it is a distinct honor for me and my wife ... Read More»

Remarks of Charge d’Affaires at Memorial Day Ceremony in Margraten

Remarks of U.S. Charge d’Affaires Shawn Crowley Memorial Day Ceremony American Cemetery at Margraten May 28, 2017, 15:00 __________________________________________________________________ General Van der Louw, on behalf of the King; Minister and Mrs. Plasterk; General Middendorp; General and Mrs. Scaparrotti; your excellencies; Governor and Mrs. Bovens; Mayors; Ladies, and Gentlemen. As the grandson, son, and brother of ... Read More»

Liberation Concert Margraten

Since 2006, the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten has held an open-air Liberation Concert as a tribute to and in remembrance of the liberation of the Netherlands that began in September 1944 and those who died to secure it. CDA Shawn P. Crowley gave the opening remarks below at the concert on September 4, 2016. ... Read More»
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