MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park
The Bronze statues are 1.5
times larger than lifesize depicting the actual Leyte Landing of
Gen. Douglas MacArthur and his allied forces on October 20, 1944.
The national park is located in Palo,Leyte. It was created to commemorate McArthur’s famous parting words “I Shall Return” that he made good of his promise before he left the country after its downfall to the Japanese Imperial Army during
World War II. This famous event took place on October 20, 1944. The Allied landing on Leyte Island’sea shores was a pivotal moment in the history of the War in the Pacific and in the human struggle for liberty.
The Leyte landing is a central event in the long history
of friendship between the peoples of the Philippines and the United States.
How to get there :
- From Tacloban Airport you can rent a tricycle to give you a tour – that’s what we did because we don’t have enough time to do the usual or local way. 600php good for 4px – Tac Airport to MacArthur Memorial Park to San Juanico Bridge to Van Terminal bound to Biliran. Not bad for 3 hrs of rush tour.
- From downtown, take a tricycle going to the jeepney terminal bound for Campitic, Palo, Leyte. Ask the driver to drop you off at the landing park or the nearest drop-off going to the park. You know you are almost there when you see the Boy Scout monument. – See more at: http://www.lakwatserangligaw.com/2014/09/douglas-macarthur-landing-memorial-park.
Here are some of our photos during our quick visit – Nov.26,2015