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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The marker was built as recognition to the great courage of the soldiers and guerillas who bravely fought the Japanese Imperial Army during the World War II, the marker stands at the junction leading to Poro Point.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier refers to a grave in which the remains of an unidentified soldier are interred. It is dedicated to the common memories of all soldiers killed in any war. Such tombs can be found in many nations and are usually high-profile national monuments. Throughout history, many soldiers have died in wars without their remains being identified. Following the First World War, a movement arose to commemorate these soldiers with a single tomb, containing the body of one such unidentified soldier. The tombs typically contain the remains of a dead soldier who is unidentified and sometimes inscribed “known but to God” in their stone.

In the Philippines, some of the famous tombs of the unknown soldier are Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes) in Manila, Shrine of Valour in Bataan, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in La Union. These tombs contain the remains of the Philippine soldiers who have joined the military and died in wars and battles.


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