THE MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL

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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 the 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.

The chapel, a white masonry building enriched with sculpture and mosaic, stands near the center of the cemetery. In front of it on a wide terrace are two large hemicycles. Twenty-five mosaic maps recall the achievements of the American armed forces in the Pacific, China, India and Burma. On rectangular Trani limestone piers within the hemicycles are inscribed the Tablets of the Missing containing 36,285 names.

Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Carved in the floors are the seals of the American states and its territories. From the memorial and other points within the cemetery there are impressive views over the lowlands to Laguna de Bay and towards the distant mountains.

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the Visitor Building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

Manila American Cemetery is located in the Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, within the boundaries of the former Fort William McKinley. It can be reached most easily from the city by taxi or automobile via Epifano de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) to McKinley Road, then to McKinley Parkway inside the Global City. The Nichols Field Road is the easiest access from Manila International Airport to the cemetery. - PHIL TOURISM AUTHORITY

ted332 says:
Thanks Julienne. :) Ayan madali pala magcommute papunta doon taking the jeepney. :)
Posted on: Jan 25, 2010
sportgal17 says:
i live near here.

Actually, from the mrt station at ayala you could take a jeep that could bring you here. Sabihin mo lang sa driver, magpababa ka sa tabi ng American Cemetery. Kasi kung sa McKinley ka bababa, malayo na yun. Mga 2 km away pa.

Yun nga lang, maglalakad ka pa ng kaunti. Mga around 3 minute walk lang naman. Pero better nga kung may car ka
Posted on: Jan 25, 2010
RENESO says:
puntahan ko rin yan koya ted...thanks for sharing this link and info
Posted on: Jan 22, 2010
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