Scaling Mount Samat

Our dear Remy Tuazon-Martin is sharing these pictures of the family’s recent visit to Mount Samat in Pilar, Bataan, which, incidentally, is also the birthplace of Danny Martin.

Mount Samat is the site of the Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor), built in honor of the thousands of Filipino and American soldiers who perished fighting the Japanese Imperial Army in 1942.

From Wikipedia:

After fierce battle lasting 3 days, 78,000 exhausted, sick and starving men under Major General Edward P. King surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942. It was, and still is, the single largest surrender of US and Philippine Forces ever. These forces were then led on the Bataan Death March.

The mountain is now a war memorial. A huge white cross stands as a mute but eloquent reminder of the men who died there. It also acts as a tourist attraction with a war museum nearby that has a wide array of displays from paintings of the Philippine heroes to armaments used by the American, Filipino and Japanese forces during the heat of the battle.

We would like to thank Remy for sharing these snapshots. And if you want to see more, please click here.

3 thoughts on “Scaling Mount Samat

  1. Chie Dela Pena

    Naku ang gaganda naman ng mga kuha ninyo ha. Kainggit talaga ang weather sa atin ano? All smile and fully recovered ka na, Remy. O sige take care and see you all soon!!! Hasta la vista….

  2. Remy Tuazon -Martin

    Maganda talaga sa Mt. Samat, Chie. Pagdating mo dito isa yan sa mga papasyalan natin. Kuha yan last December 26, 2008. Mataba pa ko, sa ngayon 10 pounds na nawala sa timbang ko. Di pa rin fully recovered. Di nga ako nakapunta sa surprise visit sana namin sa birthday ni Keith (sorry Eddie and Ruby di ako nakapunta). Halos di ako makalakad dahil namamaga tuhod ko and may manas paa ko. Pero with God’s help makaka-recover din ako. Pagdating mo dito sa December ok na ok na ako, kaya paghahandaan namin ang panibagong reunion ng peps. Ingat na lang and God bless.

  3. Chie Dela Pena

    Oo nga ipasyal ninyo naman ako diyan. Para naman mag-enjoy akong maigi sa bakasyon ko at namin ng mga iba pa nating kaklase ano? Sana mag-respond yung iba nating classmates. Si Ariel ang holiday niya ay July and August kaya malamang na mauna siyang umuwi sa amin. Di bale kita-kita na lang uli tayong lahat. See you all soon!

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