On this location was the Japanese POW-camp Cabanatuan, for American as well as Filipino POW's.
This memorial was erected by survivors of the camp and the Bataan Death March, to honor the dead. During the march, 600-650 American soldiers and 5000-10,000 Filipinos died.
Since 1989 the memorial is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.
Text on the memorial:
SITE OF THE JAPANESE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 1942 TO 1945
THIS MEMORIAL HONORS
THE AMERICAN SERVICEMEN AND THE CIVILIANS
WHO DIED HERE AND GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES
THE EQUALLY HEROIC SACRIFICES
MADE BY FILIPINO SERVICEMEN AND CIVILIANS
IN A MUTUAL QUEST FOR HONOR, FREEDOM AND PEACE
IT ALSO REMINDS MANKIND OF MANíS INHUMANITY
TO HIS FELLOWMAN
ERECTED AND DEDICATED 12 APRIL 1982 BY
AMERICAN AND FILIPINO COMRADES, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
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