PASUGUAN NG PILIPINAS

 

 

EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES

WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

On behalf of the Philippine Embassy, I wish to extend my felicitations to the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation of New Mexico.

 

Your project to dedicate a memorial for the heroic actions of the New Mexico 200th and 515th Coast Artillery whose young men were stationed in the Philippines at the beginning of the Second World War is truly laudable.

 

The ultimate sacrifice they made was the price for the liberty and freedom which we now enjoy.

 

The memorial is a fitting reminder of the enduring relevance of the alliance between the Philippines and the United States which is over 50 years now. We were allies not only during WWII but also during the Korean War, the Vietnam war, the Cold War, and we are allies again in the international campaign against terrorism.

 

The bedrock of this alliance is our shared values of individual freedom, democracy and social justice.

 

The exemplary courage and selflessness of the 200th and 515th Coast Artillery should always be honored and must never be forgotten.

 

MABUHAY NEW MEXICO 200TH AND 515TH COAST ARTILLERY AND BATAAN CORREGIDOR MEMORIAL FOUNDATION OF NEW MEXICO!

 

Washington, D.C.

07 April 2002

ALBERT DEL ROSARIO

Ambassador

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