Post by Karl Welteke on Feb 19, 2019 13:17:38 GMT 8
The War Dead at Mt. Samat Cemetery are honored in 1954.
These Three pictures were recently sent by the Archivist of the Gen. MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia USA. I’m happy to add them to this forum page. This is the URL to this Gen. MacArthur Memorial:
Maybe this honoring ceremony was conducted on the Bataan Day in 1954.
Zo014. SB 7 NO 001 Cemetery of war dead on Mt Samat, 1954 from the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia USA. So, this cemetery still existed in 1954, I had the impression that the war dead were already reinterred to the new Philippine Heroes “Heroes' Cemetery”, also officially known as Libingan ng mga Bayani in Tagalog.
Zo015. SB 7 NO 005 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Mt Samat, 1954 from the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia USA.
Zo016. SB 7 NO 006 Flag pole at cemetery, Mt Samat 1954 from the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia USA.
Very interesting. There does not seem to be a trace of this memorial left and all that remains is the Japanese monument from Kyoto, which must have been placed there some time after this period, but appears to have been there for a long time already. Does anyone know when this area was actually cleared? I note that Mt. Samat was overgrown at this time, but was cleared to almost treeless for awhile in the 1970s or 80s judging from photos provided on this website.
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