When the American soldiers landed in Batangas – 1945

  This is the continuation of the article that appeared on Pacific Paratrooper’s blog about my parent’s escape from the Japanese when the American soldiers landed in Batangas in 1945. If you have not read it yet, I advise you to go to Pacific Paratrooper’s blog first before you continue reading this article. Thanks.   …

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Significant Events on January 1st Throughout History

  Throughout history, there are some significant events that happened on the first day of the year.  Here are a few of them: 1583 - 1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland and Flanders 1622 - Papal Chancery adopts Jan. 1 as beginning of the year 1673 - Regular mail delivery begins between New …

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Veteran’s Day Remembrance

Reblogged from last year  - Evolution of Veteran's Day Veteran’s Day evolved in the years following World War I, or “The Great War,” as it was known at the time.  The Great War, a war to end all wars, ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918 when …

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I Have Returned

Seventy-three ago today, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said, “I have returned.” Below is an excerpt from “BAHALA NA (Come What May”: “On October 20, 1944, MacArthur landed in Leyte, fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people by wading ashore at Leyte, but the evening before the Leyte landing, MacArthur spoke through a radio transmitter announcing . …

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MEMORIAL DAY – A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

      Lest we forget, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's wars. Established in the 1860s during the American Civil War, Memorial Day tapped into the general human need to honor our dead who have done so much to serve this great country. Memorial Day …

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Evolution of Veteran’s Day

Veteran's Day evolved in the years following World War I, or “The Great War,” as it was known at the time.  The Great War, a war to end all wars, ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918 when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went …

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I shall return

Gen. Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise to the Filipino people that he shall return to liberate them from the Japanese on October 20, 1944. Excerpts from BAHALA NA (Come What May)   On October 20, 1944, MacArthur landed in Leyte, fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people by wading ashore at Leyte, but the evening before …

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