SHRINE OF VALOR
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Shrine of Valor, a memorial shrine complex built to honor and remember the gallantry of the Filipino and American soldiers who fought during World War II. The white Memorial Cross stands as a remembrance to the soldiers who fought and lost their lives in the Battle of Bataan. From the colonnade and the cross, one can view Bataan, Corregidor Island and on a clear day, the city of Manila. The shrine complex also includes a war museum with a wide array of collections from paintings of the Philippine heroes to armaments used by the American, Filipino and Japanese forces in the heat of the battle.
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Perched at the highest point of Mount Samat, it was in this place where the last stronghold of the USAFFE soldiers was gallantly displayed amidst unrelenting assault and bombardment by the enemies. The Shrine of Valor is composed of two imposing structures: the Memorial Cross at the top and the Colonnade below it. Read More: http://harrybalais.com/2013/03/mount-samat-the-shrine-of-valour-part-2/
Travel back in time and get acquainted with the rich history of Bataan. Relive the bravery and passion of our heroes as you visit the historical attractions and monuments like the Bataan Death March and Friendship Tower. Travel around and see the heritage houses that depict the Filipino lifestyle during the Spanish colonial times. As a historical and heritage destination, Bataan offers travelers and history buffs surprising discoveries, countless recreational activities, and wonderful sights to see. Read More: https://www.mangotours.com/sightseeing-tour/Select/bataan-historical-cultural-tour/1pax
The base of the Memorial Cross is adorned with reliefs depicting historical figures and events. It stands 92 meters at the highest point of Mount Samal and is made of steel reinforced with concrete. The cross’ arms, where a viewing gallery is located, is 74 meters high. Guests can get to the view deck using the elevator or the staircase. Read More: http://www.freedomwall.net/travel/the-dambana-ng-kagitingan-shrine-of-valor/
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