Memorial Day 2014 at American Cemetery, Margraten, Holland

3344 HH H.I. Ambacht, Netherlands, NY

I am a 77-year-old Dutch-born U.S. disabled veteran. As a United States Air Force veteran, I have served in many countries. I was born in Holland and in 1944-1945 met many World War II GIs who gave their lives for our liberty.

At that time our house in Kerkrade housed about 25 GIs during 1944-1945. Many of them didn't survive it; they have been taken to rest at the American Cemetery at Margraten, Holland. Margraten is one of the 26 cemeteries which are maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Every year I attend the official Memorial Day, invited by the U.S. Embassy and the commission. Here is a picture of me on the grave site.

I have been a member for over 35 years. I am a member of Nassau County Police Post 1050, Mineola, N.Y.

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