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Monday, May 31, 2010
Memorial Day Video: Clark Air Base Cemetery
After the U.S. military left the Philippines in 1991, it was up to volunteers to look after the cemeteries left behind. Thousands of U.S. and Filipino soldiers who died in WWII combat are buried in the cemetery that was once a part of Clark Air Base; as the video notes above, it's now veterans' groups that must raise the funds to maintain the grounds.
A Memorial Day shout-out to the folks who maintain U.S. cemeteries in far-away lands like the Philippines.