Wednesday, March 23, 2011

There and Back Again: Part 4

One of the most surprising things about this journey is how much World War 2 history I learned. I wasn't expecting that to be a topic or focus. But I enjoyed the learning and discussions of its impact on SE Asia and the Philippines specifically. These photos were taken at the US Cemetery in Manila. There are 17,202 graves of servicemen and a memorial of 36,285 servicemen missing in action. Most of these men died in the Philippines and New Guinea. A beautiful and sobering memorial.

1 comment:

jenny said...

I didn't even know this memorial was there, wow. thanks for sharing Carrie! Did you guys do this on the tail end of your trip?