War Memorial Philippines

This War Memorial postcard was sent to me from one of my close blogger friends. Her sister sent her a couple of this postcard all the way from the Philippines, and I’m glad she sent me the extra one. Thanks a lot tsangShy!

“The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines occupies 152 acres on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. It contains the largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II, a total of 17,202, most of whom lost their lives in operations in New Guinea and the Philippines. The headstones are aligned in 11 plots forming a generally circular pattern, set among masses of a wide variety of tropical trees and shrubbery. “

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