Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

In commemoration of our fallen during the Second World War.

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We often feel disconnected with events that we did not experience but this memorial has given a link to what was previously simply a history lesson to me. Reading the names and realizing how many more are still missing – my history lesson has just been made real to me.

I had wondered why a few had a gold colored embossed mark at the beginning of their name, it turns out the mark indicated that his body had been found. It was then that I realized that most of those whose names were on the wall are still missing…

We stand proud and honor our heroes.

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