Welcome on the homepage of Fields of Honor - Database. In this database, personal memorial pages can be found for the large majority of the about 24,000 American soldiers who are buried or listed at the Walls of the Missing at the overseas American War Cemeteries Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle, and Margraten. The database is a tribute to those who sacrificed their own lives for the freedom of others during World War II. After all, beneath each white marble cross or star of David, there is a soldier buried with an own life story. The Fields of Honor - Database will tell these stories and preserve them for future generations. We will continue in years to come to make sure that we can give a face to every name.
We ask for your help in honoring these men and women. Many memorial pages still are incomplete or no information is available at all. Therefore, if you have any information about or photos of any of the soldiers buried in or memorialized at the aforementioned cemeteries, please contact us. Together, we can make sure that none of these soldiers will be forgotten. You will find more information on how to contact us on our Contact page. We will make sure that your information and/or photos will be added to the database as soon as possible. Indeed, our database is updated daily, so we encourage you to check our database regularly for updates.
To find a soldier
With more than 22,000 soldiers having already been added to our database, we have attempted to make it easier to find a particular soldier. You can use the search form atop of every page or use our listings. The website is devided in three sections: one section for the American War Cemetery Ardennes, one for the American War Cemetery Henri-Chapelle (both in Belgium), and one for the American War Cemetery Margraten in the Netherlands. To go to a section, click on the name of the Cemetery in the menu. You will be directed to a list of names of soldiers who are buried in that particular cemetery and have already been added to our database. For more information about a soldier, click on his name and then you will be directed to his personal memorial page.
Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven
This website is a project of the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves). This foundation has set as its goal to honor American World War II servicemen who have fought and died for the freedom of others and who have been buried in overseas American War Cemeteries, in particular the American War Cemeteries Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle, and Margraten. We hope to achieve this goal by doing research to this men so that we can give their names a 'face.' However, the foundation is also involved in other activities. To learn more about these activities and how you can support us, please visit the foundation's website (click).
It is important that we as foundation do not maintain any of the "Adopt-A-Grave" programs. As a group of adopters, we are occupied with doing research to soldiers who gave their lives for freedom, hoping to honor them in this way. If you are particularly looking for the Foundation Adoption Graves American Cemetery Margraten, which maintains the "Adopt-A-Grave" program for the American War Cemetery Margraten, please click here. Through that foundation you will be able to adopt a grave on the Margraten Cemetery or learn whether a particular grave on that cemetery has been adopted. The foundation that maintains the "Adopt-A-Grave" programs for the American Cemeteries Henri-Chapelle and Ardennes, Le Royal Briscard, does not have a website. If you want to get in contact with that organization, we advise you to contact these cemeteries directly and they will help you the best they can.