Volunteers put faces to names of Americans in WWII cemetery

OPIJNEN, Netherlands (AP) — A group of volunteer on both sides of the Atlantic have made it their mission to put faces to the names of US men and women buried and memorialized at the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands. The Faces of Margraten project has uncovered photos to go with 7,500 of the Americans who died battling the forces of Nazi Germany during World War II. They were to have been displayed at the cemetery this week for the 75th anniversary of the war’s end in Europe. Then coronavirus restrictions intervened and forced the cemetery’s closure. The project is an expression of deep gratitude from the Dutch to Allied forces who liberated them from Nazi occupation.