U.S. Embassy Commemorates 75th Anniversary of U.S. Flag Raising after Battle of Manila

Manila, February 20, 2020 — On Wednesday, February 19, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines organized a special flag-raising event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s raising of the U.S. flag over Embassy grounds during the Battle of Manila in 1945. The event is part of an ongoing Embassy series commemorating the ...
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Ambassador Kim Joins DND, UST Officials in Ceremony Honoring WWII Internees

Manila, February 3, 2020 — U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim on Monday joined officials from the Philippine Department of Defense and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in a wreath laying ceremony honoring the American civilians interned at UST during World War II. UST played a critical role during WWII as the ...
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U.S. Army Pacific Presents Purple Heart Replica to Family of WWII Philippine Scout

Gen. Robert B. Brown (left), Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, presents a replacement Purple Heart medal to Elisea Alagon Jamoralin (center), whose father Pfc. Adriano Alagon died while serving with the Philippine Scouts during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Looking on is Philippine Consul General in Honolulu Gina A. Jamoralin, the granddaughter of Pfc. ...
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