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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Pacific War Memorial at the Corregidor Island (Part Three)


      Pacific War Memorial was erected to honor of the Filipino and American servicemen who participated in the Pacific War. Financed with an appropriation by the United States Congress, it was completed in 1968. The major memorial structure is a rotunda in which a circular altar falls directly under the dome's open center through which light falls on the altar during daylight hours. The altar symbolizes a wreath of victory with the following words inscribed on its rim: "Sleep, my sons, your duty done, for Freedom's light has come; sleep in the silent depths of the sea, or in your bed of hallowed sod, until you hear at dawn the low, clear reveille of God." The memorial also houses a museum which serves as the repository of relics and memorabilia related to the history of Corregidor. (Taken from a comprehensive Corregidor website called corregidorisland.com.) Please check my earlier post here.



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These are the war history in tablets at the War Memorial park. 
"The record of the land, sea, and air battles is perpetuated in history by the names they bear. xxx" 

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Philippine Liberation (October 17, 1944 to July 4, 1945)
Guerilla Operations
Leyte
Battle for Leyte Gulf
Ormok
Mindanao
Luzon
Corregidor Island
Southern Philippines
Battle of Manila

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The New Guinea to the Philippines
April 22, 1944 to November 27, 1944

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North Pacific
Aleutians
June 3, 1942 to August 24, 1943

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Southwest Pacific
Coral sea and Papua
May 7, 1942 to March 3, 1943

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Defense of Hawaii
December 7, 1941 to June 6, 1942

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Defense of the Philippines
December 8, 1941 to May 6, 1942

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Marianas Campaign
June 11, 1944 to August 10, 1944

Central Pacific
Gilbert and Marshall Islands
November 13, 1943 to February 22, 1944
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The Final Battles
February 16, 1945 to June 21, 1945

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The Philippine Resistance Movement

      In the wake of initial reverses and the retrograde movement to Bataan elemants of USAFFE cut off from the main body continued to defy the enemy elsewhere. Civilians and numerous government officials fired by the same indomitable spirit had organized to establish quasi Military organizations to sustain the fight for freedom. Loosely knit at the outset these organizations grew in force and effectiveness, developing in time into a nationwide resistance movement.
      Throughout the country, guerilla organizations counting among them intrepid men and women of all ages and creeds struck repeated blows against the armies of the invader in a heroic fight contributed greatly to the final liberation of the Philippines. 

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