A visit to Tacloban will never be complete without visiting the Leyte Landing Monument in the adjacent town of Palo. Specifically, the monument is located along the coast of Red Beach.
The monument commemorates the landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and his contingent in the same spot to liberate the Philippines from invading Japanese forces.
It is a testament to Gen. MacArthur's word of honor when he said in his speech in Australia "I came through and I shall return." As history books would tell us, Gen. MacArthur and his contingent escaped to Australia knowing their imminent defeat from adversary. True to his words, Gen. MacArthur returned to the Philippines and became victorious in liberating our country.
|Statue of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and his contingent as they landed at |
Red Beach in Palo, Leyte.
|Historical Marker of Leyte Landing|
|Shoe print of the boots used by Gen. Douglas MacArthur |
when he landed at Palo, Leyte.
|Seaside walkway behind the Leyte Landing monument.|
|Panoramic view of the sea from Red Beach, Palo, Leyte.|
In this place, it is ideal to go cycling, reflect on the vagaries of life, or just enjoy the panoramic view of the sea.