Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds

The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial contains the largest number of graves (16,859) of American military dead of World War II. The names of those missing in action (36,286) are also written on the walls. Most of the lives were lost in New Guinea and the Philippines.

It occupies 152 acres and is one of 26 permanent military cemeteries and 32 federal memorials, monuments and markers maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission outside and within the United States.

Aside from the graves, it has a museum, a chapel and several mosaics depicting the World War II battles in the Pacific theatre. There’s a short video in this link that shows what’s inside. 

It’s been a few years since I’ve visited, and would have wanted to visit again pior to Memorial Day, but it hasn’t been open to the public since the pandemic began last year. 

Here’s couple of snaps from the inside from way back. 

“Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.” ~ John J. Pershing (General of the Armies)


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