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Posted: 8/8/2002 11:15:31 AM EST
Hi I know that there are at least a few Filipino/Filipino descent members here (including me) Have any of you heard of this place in Manila? I met a Vietnam Vet who visited there several times and found it to be a very solemn shrine to the Americans who fought in WWII. He described it as very moving and beautiful. I am trying to find some info on the web, but can't really find anything. I think that is the right name. He said that it also goes by the name of Veterans Park. I was born here (Illinois) and only been to the islands once when I was 2yo, so I was hoping someone else might have some ideas. Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 2:12:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2002 2:14:47 PM EST by kpel308]
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 2:26:40 PM EST
Try a web search for "Fort Bonifacio" Here's one site I found with pics: [url]www.aenet.org/philip/crossb.htm[/url] Born in the Philippines but left at a young age. I've been back a few times but never had chance to visit the memorial site.
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 3:00:18 PM EST
I'm not Filipino, but you must mean Fort Bonifacio. The cemetery is located within the fort (which used to be a US base). It's actually the largest US cemetery on foreign soil. If you go, just ask where to find the American Cemetery and War Memorial. They'll know what you're talking about. It's one hell of a site -- I was there in 1994. If you need a list of the things to see, I can tell you where I went, and also, areas to avoid.
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 3:12:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 3:20:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2002 3:24:10 PM EST by lordtrader]
Originally Posted By Paul: Been there. "Fort Bonifacio" is correct.
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Isn't this about a bitch!!! I'm Filipino, and I have not been there. [:(] but yes it is "Bonifacio" named after a national hero, Andres Bonifacio. At least I know this: Andres Bonifacio founded the secret society, Katipunan, on July 7, 1892, to fight Spain. Born in Tondo, Manila, on November 30, 1863. He was killed on May 10, 1897 in Cavite. Edited to add: this is the exact same time Dr. Jose Rizal was waking up the Philippine people conscience against the Spaniards rule in the Phillipines. If I recall correctly, Andres Bonifacio took up where Rizal left off in his passing.
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 5:36:14 AM EST
Thanks for the help guys... I knew you'd have the answers.
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