Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven
Foundation United Adopters American War Graves

home-fotoWelcome on the homepage of the website of the Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves) in the Netherlands, which was founded in July 2011.

The foundation is a collective of Belgian and Dutch adopters of American WWII soldiers' graves at American War Cemeteries in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, whose primarily aim it is to give a face to each one of these soldiers. The foundation hopes to keep alive the memory to these men and women in honor of the sacrifices for our freedom. The foundation aims to achieve this goal by extensively conducting research to all soldiers buried at the American War Cemeteries Ardennes, Epinal, Henri-Chapelle, Lorraine, Luxembourg, and Netherlands (Margraten). All available information and photos will be accessible through our online Fields of Honor - Database. Other than that, this foundation aims to achieve its goal through the project The Faces of Margraten. Of course, you will be able to find more information on our Foundation and our projects on this website.

We also aim to help other adopters and relatives in their research Therefore, you will find on our website various tips on where to find and request information on American soldiers who served in World War Two and who gave their lives for freedom. Some of these tips can be found in the "Research" section on this website; others can be found on our forum. It is also in our forums that you are able to ask for help yourself. On this website, we, moreover, offer some information for the various Adopt-A-Grave programs that exist throught Europe. However, it is important to note that we do not maintain any of the programs ourselves. To learn more about the organizations that maintains these programs, please visit the Adopting A Grave section of this website.

Please note that this is not the website of the Foundation for Adopting Graves American Cemetery Margraten, which maintains the Adopt-A-Grave program for the American War Cemetery Netherlands in Margraten. To go to their website, please click here.

Eight years after the first digital memorial page had been added to the Fields of Honor - Database, the memorial page for the last of over 24,000 U.S. WWII soldiers who have been either buried in or are memorialized at the overseas American War...
For years, we have put together a calendar with photos of the Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle, and Netherlands American Cemeteries. And we will do so again this year for the eighth time. Like in previous years, everyone can submit photos for this calendar....
22,500 people have visited The Faces of Margraten tribute at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, the Netherlands between May 1-5. The photos of almost 4,100 U.S. soldiers who have been either buried or memorialized in...


On our forum it is possible to show how your research to 'your' soldier develops and to request help in your research. Other than that, the forum is also a place where other adopters meet and discuss various topics. Moreover, you can also download letters and forms from our forums, which you can use to request information in the United States.

Especially for non-Dutch speaking members, we have set up two forums in our English section. We hope to welcome you there! Please click here to go to the forums.


Fields of Honor - Database

The Fields of Honor - Database is a website maintained by our foundation. On this website you can find information about thousands of soldiers who have been buried or commemorated at the American War Cemeteries Ardennes, Epinal, Henri-Chapelle, Lorraine, Luxembourg, and Netherlands. Researching these men and women will span many years and, therefore, information about many soldiers is still missing. Click here to visit the database.



In our shop, we sell products which will help you with your research to the soldier whose grave you taking care of or products related to our foundation's mission. Whenever you buy something in our shop, you will support our foundation. At the moment, we only ship to Europe and North America. Click here to go to our Shop.


The Fields of Honor - Database

screenshotThe foundation's most important mission is to do research to the approximately 45,000 American soldiers who died in World War Two and were buried in or are listed as missing at the American War Cemeteries Ardennes and Henri-Chapelle in Belgium, the American War Cemeteries Lorraine and Epinal in France, the American War Cemetery Luxembourg in Luxembourg, and the American War Cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands. All this information is added to the online Fields of Honor - Database, which is maintained by this foundation. So far, information about approximately 24,000 Amerian soldiers has already been added to this database.

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. Moreover, if you have any (additional) information about any soldier who is buried in or listed as missing at one of these cemeteries, please let us know. If you are interested to work with us on this project or if you have any information about a soldier that cannot be found in our database yet, please contact us then at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

More information about the Fields of Honor - Database can be found here. Or visit the database directly at


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Support us!

Do you want to (financially) support our Foundation and our work? That is possible in various ways! You can do so by making a single donation to our foundation. Moreover, it also is possible to become a sponsor of our Foundation. Read here (click) how you can help.

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About us

Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven
Loonsevaert 21
5171 LL Kaatsheuvel
The Netherlands
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To stay up-to-date on the foundation's work and its project, please follow us on Facebook en Twitter. We also encouragee you to learn more and to post in the Facebook group of the Fields of Fields of Honor - Database. For all news on the project The Faces of Margraten, please like this Facebook page or follow the project on Twitter.