Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City




     War memorials are not my thing.  But the moment my boyfriend brought me here, I find it really interesting to walk around.  Here you can find the names of the fallen soldiers of the United States of America and the Filipino soldiers inscribed on Travertine limestone walls.  They were the ones who died in New Guinea and during the Battle of the Philippines (1941-42).  The grass is beautifully maintained and the headstones which are made of marble are neatly aligned in eleven plots and in circular pattern.   Among the four rooms are the 25 huge mosaic maps that recall the actions of the USA around the Pacific, China, Burma and India. 

     The cemetery is open daily to public from 9AM to 5PM except during December 25 and January 1.  You can also ask for their staff member assistance in case you want some escort to the memorial sites.







One of the mosaic maps



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