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Bataan Philippines

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When I was in Bataan, I found these two monuments that struck my attention. Eventhough I wasn't really there when the events happened on these places, I can't stop myself from thinking how our fellow filipinos and the American soldiers faught the hardships during the Japanese occupation. Both these monuments symbolizes hope.

Dambana ng Kagitingan

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Atop Mt. Samat in Pilar, Bataan , was built to commemorate the gallantry of approximately 75,000 Filipino and American soldiers led by Major General Edward "Ned" P. King, Jr. The most distinct feature of the shrine is the Memorial Cross, a 92-meter marble, steel and concrete structure built 555 meters above sea level. At the base is a sculptural bas relief that depicts important historical events and battles in the Philippines, which was built under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos. Among the markers preserving these memories are the... click here

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Friendship Tower

In 1985, Buddhist from Japan contacted the people in Bataan, the town in Bagac. What they want to do is erect this Friendship Tower to show that people can come together with different culture and extend peace and to serve as a sign of friendship between the Philippines and Japan.

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