MacArthur Landing Memorial Park

The Leyte Landing Memorial is a memorial to the landing of General Douglas MacArthur and his men at Red Beach. It is located in Candahug, a barangay of the municipality of Palo in the province of Leyte, part of the Visayas. Also known as the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park, the memorial consists of larger-than-life bronze statues of the general with other men, including then Philippine president Sergio Osmeña, Jr., standing in a manmade pool. The memorial was erected in tribute to MacArthur’s fulfillment of his promise to return to the Philippines after it was occupied by the Japanese duringWorld War II in the Philippines. The Japanese Occupation of the Philippines ended soon after MacArthur landed at Red Beach on October 20, 1944 with 225,000 troops and 600 ships. The anniversary of this event is commemorated annually at the park with a reenactment of the famous landing, attended by local and foreign dignitaries.


Lost & Found Gamer said...
December 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Good day Kate. I hope this comment finds you well.

My name is David Kahn. I am the project lead for our church's event website called Jesus Festival. We are in need of pictures of the MacArthur landing in Tacloban and came across photos you took.

I'd like to ask permission to use these on our website?

If you like, we could continue this conversation via email.

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