MacArthur Memorial Marker

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MacArthur Memorial Marker
Phils Cagayan de Oro City MacArthur Memorial Marker.JPG
Coordinates 8°30′04″N 124°39′52″E / 8.50112°N 124.66434°E / 8.50112; 124.66434Coordinates: 8°30′04″N 124°39′52″E / 8.50112°N 124.66434°E / 8.50112; 124.66434
Location Port of Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Completion date 2008
Dedicated to Douglas MacArthur

The MacArthur Memorial Marker is a shrine dedicated to US General Douglas MacArthur in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

The MacArthur Memorial Marker commemorates the arrival of MacArthur in the city at Macabalaban wharf who is retreating to Australia amidst the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during the World War II era. Local politician, Constantino Jaraula caused the construction of the Port of Macabalan along with a MacArthur marker and a view deck when he was still president of the Lions Club in 1970. This marker was demolished due to expansion works on the seaport. Another MacArthur marker was built near the site of the previous marker outside the Philippine Ports Authority office in 1994, when Jaraula was serving as Rotary Club president.[1] The MacArthur Memorial Marker itself was inaugurated in March 14, 2008.[2]

The structure features the "scrambled egg hat" of MacArthur. The stars represents MacArthur's military rank as a five-star-general. A replica of a USAFFE PT Boat encased inside a glass is featured at the center of the monument.[3] The marker is recognized as a historical site by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerusalem, Jigger (14 March 2017). "Cagayan de Oro remembers MacArthur". Sun Star Cagayan de Oro. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ "MacArthur marker unveiled in Cagayan de Oro". The Philippine Star. 15 March 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  3. ^ "MacArthur Marker". City Government of Cagayan de Oro. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  4. ^ Jerusalem, Jigger (15 March 2017). "MacArthur's escape to Australia remembered in CDO". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 26 March 2017.