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IMG_0947Our second stop was the Japanese Memorial Garden. It was built as a memorial to the Japanese soldiers who served and died in Corregidor during WWII.

IMG_0956The photo above reads…

“An unknown G.I. stands in front of the Japanese Military Cemetery which was established by the American 3045th Quartermaster Graves Company. As the Japanese Customarily cremated their dead, this was the only Japanese Military cemetery in the entire Pacific during WWII. Over the following 40 years, jungle growth covered the entire area. Un February 1985, Bataan veteran, Zoeth Skinner, rediscovered the site.”

“This photograph which he found in a garage sale in Portland, Oregon guided him. It shows Caballo Island very clearly in the background.”

“In 1986, with the permission of the Philippine Government, the remains were exhumed and returned to Japan, the area is now the site of he Japanese Memorial Garden”

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IMG_0937Please tourists… DO NOT USE THIS AS A TRIPOD!!!

IMG_0940batteries, markers, shrines and a small pavilion can be seen in the garden.

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IMG_0951Other memorabilia can also be seen here…

For more details, you may contact Sun Cruises at:

Sun Cruises reservations office: 02 834.6857-58 or 0917-5132625

http://www.corregidorphilippines.com (for updates and promos)

e-mail: suncruises@magsaysay.com.ph

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