November 15, 2012 — Sage Scott
Maastricht: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten
With about 1,000 fewer graves than the American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten is the third largest war cemetery in Europe for unidentified soldiers who perished in WWII. In addition to neat rows of more than 8,000 white crosses and Stars of David, Margraten has two walls full of engraved names of soldiers buried in unmarked graves somewhere in Europe.
It’s hard to express in words the depth of emotion and gratitude I felt standing among the graves of thousands of young men who gave their young lives trying to end WWII.
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