This website is dedicated to the fallen liberators of WWII.
Since a number of years I have certain sentiments with the history of WWII. My family
experienced this war, so there has always been some interest in WWII History. These
sentiments have grown stronger when I got older and realized how important it is
to keep the memory alive of all those brave men who fought and died for our freedom.
My grandmother lived in Rotterdam, and as a child she witnessed the heavy bombardment
on Rotterdam. Her husband, my grandfather, was forced to work in German factories.
During the winter of 1944-1945, known by the Dutch as the famous ‘Hunger Winter’,
my grandmother had to walk to Overijssel to find food to survive. She ended up eating
Since 2005 I had the opportunity to meet British, American, and Canadian veterans
from WWII. I was also honored for meeting some of the liberators of my hometown
After all these experiences, I felt I had to do something in return. I found out
about the adoption program at the US cemeteries here in Europe. I decided to adopt
25 graves of US soldiers who fought and died for our freedom.
I have adopted 5 graves at the U.S. cemetery and memorial Margraten (NL), 10 graves
at the U.S. cemetery and memorial Ardennes (BE) and 10 graves at the U.S. cemetery
and memorial Henri-Chapelle (BE).
On this website you learn about the men who gave to ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
They should never be forgotten, you can see the Faces Beyond their Graves.