November 25, 2012

Travel Photo: Leyte Landing Memorial

Today, I will be featuring a photograph I took while on a 4-day trip in Leyte and Biliran with Paula of Pondering Paodaolei.

Where in the world is this?


This is the Leyte Landing Memorial or most commonly known as the MacArthur Park. This place marks the same spot where General Douglas MacArthur and his troops landed on October 20, 1944. This historic memorial park depicts overly sized bronze statues of Gen. MacArthur with President Sergio Osmeña and some other men. These men stepped on the shore of the Red Beach in Candahug, Palo, Leyte. In honor to the fulfillment of Gen. MacArthur's promise of returning to the Philippines, this memorial park was created.

"The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines and proceed from Corregidor to Australia for the purpose, as I understand it, of organizing the American offensive against Japan, a primary objective of which is the relief of the Philippines. I came through and I shall return." -General Douglas MacArthur

Have you been here before? Please share your experience!

4 comments:

  1. great historical destination in the Visayas :)

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    1. Yeah, you are right Doc Wends! Indeed a great historical destination especially in Leyte. Thanks for dropping by Doc!

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