Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

The grasses in Cinta Sayang suddenly reminded me of the grasses in Global City, Taguig in Metro Manila. On a prominent plateau of about 152 acres there lie a total of 17,202 graves of Americans who fought and died in World War II.The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial , visible at a distance from the east, south and west, certainly contains the largest number of graves of America's military dead. Most 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. It was drizzling slightly when we arrived there in a chartered taxi...


Manila American Cemetery and Memorial...







Traveling Tip: When traveling, take the opportunity to contemplate.



Comments

Ely said…
Is this cemetery located in the Philippines? Because these photos doesn't look like the Philippines at all... :P
footiam said…
Yes, it's Manila. Manila is so big!

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