Battle of Manila 75th Anniversary Commemoration at the WWII Memorial

February 3, 2020 @ 11:30AM — 12:00PM

A brief ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of a significant Allied victory which was also the scene of the worst urban fighting in the Pacific Theater.

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On Monday, February 3rd at 11:30 a.m., the Friends of the National World War II Memorial will hold a brief ceremony and wreath presentation at the National World War II Memorial to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Manila, the scene of the worst urban fighting in the Pacific Theater.

During the February 3rd ceremony at the World War II Memorial, WWII veterans and Allied representatives will present wreaths at the Pacific Arch of the Memorial in honor of the 38,000 Americans and Filipinos who served and in remembrance of the more than 6,500 killed or wounded as well as the approximately 200,000 civilians killed during the Battle of Manila.

If you are a World War II veteran, or know of one, who would like to participate in the Battle of Manila 75th Anniversary Commemoration at the Memorial, please email hrotondi@wwiimemorialfriends.org!

We hope you'll join us on February 3rd at the WWII Memorial!