Many of those who died overseas did not return home and are buried
in one of the European military cemeteries amongst Allied comrades.
Each April 25th, the anniversary date of the historic meeting of East
and West (The Fighting 69th Infantry Division and the 58th Guard Division,
First Ukrainian Front), The Fighting 69th Infantry Division Association,
Inc., places roses and American Flags on the burial sites of fallen
The WWII Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial which is the only
military cemetery in the Netherlands--101 graves. This cemetery lies in the village of Margraten
6 miles east of Maastricht. It is rich in historical background, lying
near the famous Cologne-Boulogne highway, originally built by the Romans and used
by Caeser during his campaign in that area. The highway was also used by Charlemagne,
Charles V, Napoleon and Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery--56 graves--located 2 miles
northeast of the village of Henri-Chapelle, Belgium which is on
the main highway from Liege (18 miles) to Aachen Germany. Henri-
Chapelle is 4-1/2 miles north of The Welkendaedt Exit
(7 miles from the German border) on the Aachen-Antwerp Autoroute.