General Douglas McArthur Monument, Palo, Leyte, Philippines
The monument of General Douglas McArthur can only be found in Palo, Leyte, Philippines. This monument commemorates the landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur somewhere at the beaches of Leyte in October 1944 and it would marks the spot where American liberation forces of General Douglas MacArthur landed.
Gen. Douglas McArthur kept his promise to the Filipino people when he set back to the country for the first time after he said “I shall return” during his troops evacuated Corregidor Island for Australia. The Leyte landing was kickstarted in World War II during the liberation of the Philippine Islands from Japanese imperial forces led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita which occupied the country since 1941.
Since then, the Battle of Leyte launched the Philippines campaign of 1944-45 for the recapture and liberation of the entire Philippine Archipelago and to end of almost three years of Japanese occupation.