Friday, June 14, 2013

Independence Day: Libingan ng mga Bayani

To commemorate the Philippine Independence Day we visited the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery) to remember the bravery of the Filipinos who fought for our freedom. It is not that solemn when we walked around because the location of the cemetery is under the flight path of Ninoy Aquino Int'l Airport. So every now and then you can hear and see the descending of the aircraft.

It was established as a fitting resting place for Filipino military personnel from privates to generals, as well as heroes and martyrs. Among those buried in the cemetery are most of the defenders of Bataan and Corregidor from 1 January – 6 May 1942, and the battlefields of the Allied Liberation of the Philippines from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. It also contains the national Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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