Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Park is located is located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila. The memorial was erected by the United States of America in 1941-1945, as a remembrance of the achievements of her sons and in humble tribute to theri sacrifices.
The cemetery, 152 acres (0.62 km2) or 615,000 square meters in area, is located on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. With a total of 17,206 graves, it is the largest cemetery in the Pacific for U.S. personnel killed during World War II, and also holds war dead from the Philippines and other allied nations. Many of the personnel whose remains are interred or represented were killed in New Guinea, or during the Battle of the Philippines (1941-42) or the Allied recapture of the islands. The headstones are made of marble which are aligned in eleven plots forming a generally circular pattern, set among masses of a wide variety of tropical trees and shrubbery.
How to go to Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Park?
From Baclaran going to north wing of Epifaño Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) turn right to Mc Kinley Road when you reach Ayala Avenue corner EDSA. It is located inside the Global City, Taguig City.
There are few guidelines to consider in taking photos inside the cemetery.
- Ask permission first on the Administration Office if you will be taking photos inside the cemetery.
- Avoid taking photos of the name of the person who buried there as sign of respect to the person and his/her family.
- Model shoot are not allowed in the area.