The "Database&Mémoire" association was born in June 2014, inspired by an idea existing in the Netherlands: a database on American soldiers buried in the cemetery of Margraten.

The initial objective was to create a database on all the American soldiers resting in the two cemeteries in Normandy: Saint-James and Colleville-sur-Mer, ie 13,795 soldiers; to give a face, to relate the history of all these heroes so as never to forget their memory, to allow the families of these men and women to rediscover their journeys, historians, future generations to discover them, to know who these were soldiers come to die so far from their native land for the freedom of Europe.