It was somber, uplifting and full of thanks. It heartwarming to know the United States takes such great care of the cemeteries overseas where are military hero have been laid to rest. Words fall well short of being able to truly describe our visit today. There are over 17,000 dead American, Filipino and Allied Forces buried at the cemetery. The names of the more than 36,000 missing in action are listed on panels as well.
At the cemetery Darris McNeely and I made a podcast hopefully to be released this coming Thursday.
Manila American Cemetery is located in the Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, within the boundaries of the former Fort William McKinley.
The photos in today’s report tell the story of our afternoon which was most sobering and left us pensive.
In the evening we had our opening night of the Ministerial Conference here in Manila for all the ministers in the Philippines, one from Myanmar and one from Myanmar.