Thursday, December 8, 2011

Leyte: MacArthur Landing Memorial Park


 

Located at Red Beach, Palo, Leyte, this monument was built to commemorate history where General Douglas MacArthur landed with the American Liberation Forces in October 20, 1944 to accomplish his promise to the Filipino people:

"People of the Philippines: I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God our forces stand again on Philippine soil — soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples. We have come dedicated and committed to the task of destroying every vestige of enemy control over your daily lives, and of restoring upon a foundation of indestructible strength, the liberties of your people. "
-Douglas MacArthur



These bronze statues of the liberators stands more than twice my height ;))

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That young marine on the far right is August West from Shelbyville I.L. If your in Shelbyville, Please go downtown and see the Memorial.