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𝐀𝐅𝐏 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐔𝐒 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) joined the United States Embassy and other dignitaries in a solemn ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial on May 26.

The event honored the valor and sacrifice of the American and Filipino soldiers who fought together during World War II.

General Romeo Brawner Jr., AFP Chief of Staff, led the AFP delegation in paying tribute to the fallen heroes. Despite inclement weather, the ceremony included the laying of wreaths, a moment of silence, and firing salute and taps that echo the enduring alliance between the United States and the Philippines.

The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, the largest of its kind in the Pacific, is the final resting place for over 17,000 American and Filipino service members. It stands as a powerful symbol of the deep and historic ties between the two nations.

This year’s commemoration reaffirms the commitment of the AFP and the United States Armed Forces to continue working together in promoting peace and stability in the region.

(Photos by SSg Ambay/PAOAFP)

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