Spanish War Veterans Plaque Apr 27, 2015 18:01:01 GMT 8
Post by Karl Welteke on Apr 27, 2015 18:01:01 GMT 8
On 10th June 2007 a Mason Lodge dedicated a Memorial Plaque near the YMCA building on Middleside, Corregidor. I got aware of the plaque thru this URL and looked it up.
It was moved about 2 years later and the new location does not seem attractive. I visited it several times to take pictures of its condition.
I thought that was a unique piece of Philippine History being remembered on Corregidor and kept an eye on the plaque on my frequent visits to Corregidor. Spanish War Veterans caught my eye and I assume now that this association or group of Veterans were Filipino Soldiers who fought under General Aguinaldo, who liberated most of the Philippines, started the land side siege of Manila while Commodore Dewey was waiting for the Army.
A 10 picture album was established in my Photobucket picture sharing account documenting the lifecycle of this Memorial Marker:
The same pictures are also presented here but are much smaller:
X341. The first 4 pictures are from this URL: www.flickr.com/photos/number4/page4/ .The masons get ready to dedicate a plaque to the Spanish War Veterans.
X342. The Masons are dedicating a plaque to the Spanish War Veterans. This must be the moment for the Philippine National Anthem. A metal capsule, perhaps holding memorable materials, is ready to be buried.
X343. A group picture of the Masons dedicating a plaque to the Spanish War Veterans next to the YMCA Middleside on Corregidor. It is given; this is for remembering the Filipino Veterans who liberated most of the Philippines in 1898.
X344. This plaque gives you the details for the dedication today, here next to the YMCA Middleside on Corregidor. One of the Masons is Ludovico D. Badoy who is also the Executive Director of the National Historical Institute.
X345. This is the Spanish War Veterans plaque next to the YMCA Middleside on Corregidor only 2 month later on 1st Aug. 2007.
X346. On the 16th Feb. 2009 I looked for the Spanish War Veterans plaque next to the YMCA but it was gone. I was told it was near the Corregidor recycle site and found it. Nobody could tell me why it was moved.
X347. Again on the 14th Feb. 2013 I looked up the Spanish War Veterans plaque, the lettering is getting hard to read. That huge concrete block is a good landmark to find it. It came from the Battery Geary explosion in 1942 and killed one soldier.
X348. The Spanish War Veterans plaque does not seem to be securely fastened anymore, this is on the 14th Feb. 2013. The concrete landmark in the last pic is about half way between the Ramsey entrance and the recycle site.
X349. This is the condition of the Spanish War Veterans Plaque, Middleside, near the Corregidor recycle site on the 10th of April 2015. It is loose from its mounting, can not be read anymore and the right edge is broken off. Sad!
X350. For your orientation, a graph, so you can picture the locations of the Spanish War Veterans Plaque, Middleside on Corregidor