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American Cemetery and Memorial

Once were soldiers © donabelandewen
Once were soldiers © donabelandewen

Located near the Makati commercial centre, the American Cemetery is a quiet oasis in bustling Manila. The hillside burial ground contains thousands of white marble crosses, marking the graves of those who died in battle. The circular memorial contains names of soldiers who went missing in action, as well as mosaics depicting battle scenes from the Second World War. They will also find a small chapel. Travellers who are interested in military history should note that the cemetery has the world's largest number of American military dead from World War II. Staff is always on duty during opening hours, and will give tours, answer questions and escort visitors to particular places of poignancy.

Website: www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/pacific/manila-american-cemetery