United States and Philippines Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Manila, May 25, 2020 – On Memorial Day, the United States and the Philippines are one in honoring the Filipinos and Americans who served valiantly during the liberation of the Philippines in World War II.

In a video message, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana honored the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice of defending freedom and democracy.

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May to honor soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty.  The Manila American Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 17,000 fallen service members from World War II, including from the United States, the Philippines, and other allied nations.


The last Monday of May is Memorial Day in the United States. #AloneTogetherWeHonor #AlliesForFreedom

Today is Memorial Day. Join U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim and Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana as they lead the annual Memorial Day commemoration today virtually to honor fallen service members. More than 17,000 U.S. and Philippine service members who gave their lives during World War II, are buried at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. #AloneTogetherWeHonor #AlliesForFreedom

Posted by U.S. Embassy in the Philippines on Sunday, May 24, 2020