Memorare Manila Monument

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Marty
Cebu City, Philippines380 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
This memorial is dedicated to all those innocent victims of war, many of whom went nameless and unknown to a common grave, or never even knew a grave at all, their bodies having been consumed by fire or crushed to dust beneath the rubble of ruins.

Let this monument be a gravestone for each and every one of the over 100,000 men, women, children and infants killed in Manila during its battle of liberation, Feb. 3 to March 3, 1945. We have never forgotten them. Nor shall we ever forget.

May they rest in peace as part now of the sacred ground of this city: The Manila of our affection

February 18, 1995
Written December 16, 2020
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Steven T
Seattle, WA1,723 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Memorare – Manila 1945 Monument commemorates the lives lost during the battle for the liberation of Manila, waged by Filipino and American forces against Imperial Japanese troops from February 3, 1945, to March 3, 1945.

Sculpted by Peter de Guzman, the monument’s main feature is the figure of a hooded woman slumped on the ground in great despair for the lifeless child she cradles in her arms. Six suffering figures surround her, a glimpse of the great despair brought about by the gruesome massacres that were perpetrated all over the city inflicted by Imperial Japanese soldiers on civilians during the liberation of the city.

The inscription on the base was penned by Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature:

“This memorial is dedicated to all those innocent victims of war, many of whom went nameless and unknown to a common grave, or never even knew a grave at all, their bodies having been consumed by fire or crushed to dust beneath the rubble of ruins.

Let this monument be a gravestone for each and every one of the over 100,000 men, women, children and infants killed in Manila during its battle of liberation, Feb. 3 to March 3, 1945. We have never forgotten them. Nor shall we ever forget.

May they rest in peace as part now of the sacred ground of this city: The Manila of our affection. February 18, 1995.”.
Written December 17, 2019
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,458 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This monument was located on the corner as we walked from Fort Santiago to St Augustin Church.

The people captured in the monument were the defenseless civilians who were caught up in the raging war and suffered indignities such as rape and death. No one was spared from the infant cradled in the woman’s arms to the prone elderly man.

It’s worth a short stop. The plaques explained in detail the setting and meaning.
Written December 8, 2019
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Dale10
Mount Abu, India228 contributions
Oct 2019
This structure was built to remember those who lost their lives during the war. It in the middle of Intramuros.
Written January 30, 2020
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Mojoblue717
Manchester, UK2,699 contributions
Oct 2019
Noticed this war memorial, whilst on a walking tour of Intramuros. Situated on a road, just past Cathedral and St Augustins, it commemorates the 100,000 people who lost their lives during the Japanese Occupation. For myself, it made me realise just how badly the Philippines People were treated during WW2. Quite an impressive sculpture, depicting a woman holding a dead body and surrounded by dead bodies and victims of rape. You don't need long here, but the memory lingers
Written October 31, 2019
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gea4957
Ocala, FL233 contributions
Oct 2019
Parking near here is impossible. Our guide drove buy to let us take pictures and explain the Monument. This is not a must see but a very nice monument if time permits.
Written October 30, 2019
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leah
Mandaluyong, Philippines763 contributions
Apr 2019
A memorial of the last world war situated near the famous San Agustin Church, made sadder by the fact that it largely goes unnoticed by most people passing by this area. The memory of war has long faded it seems.

But Manila was one of the most devastated cities during that war, next only to Warsaw in degree of destruction and number of deaths and injured. And we didn't even have to be in that war as we were so far from Europe in distance as well as ideology. So much suffering for nothing!

Now if only more people pays attention to this memorial, there'll be more realization of just how stupid wars are and how unnecessary and avoidable. Just a few moments contemplating this memorial is worth a lifetime of soul searching and a vow to never again let the same thing happen - ever!
Written October 16, 2019
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia16,534 contributions
Jul 2019
I briefly visited this monument to reflect that in the Second World War, Manila was the second most bombed city.

Many lost their lives. Beautiful historic buildings were destroyed.

Sombre reflection and prayers are called for.
Written August 24, 2019
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marlyn
Illinois20 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
the place. of heroes that was Dr, jose rizal monument you saw have picture. he was slain that place.its good place to walk and have see the views , near at the ocean,i visited how many times very long time ago.
Written July 16, 2019
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Jim C
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States347 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Located in the Intramuros area on Manila this is a very touching monument dedicated to the civil victims of World War II.
Written July 19, 2017
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