As we observe Memorial Day, let us remember those who died in World War II, especially the Filipino and American defenders of Bataan and Corregidor 75 years ago. We also salute the veterans who served so that our generation can live and prosper in free societies. Filipino veterans have now earned recognition, long delayed in many cases, with a U.S. Congressional Gold Medal.
Your help in supporting that cause is most sincerely appreciated. Make a donation through the US-Philippines Society to the Congressional Gold Medal Recognition Project, an initiative of the Filvet Recognition and Education Program.
John F. Maisto
Fighting in Marawi City has entered its fifth week and Philippine government troops launched another strong offensive to contain the militant Maute group. According to press and government reports, the Philippine military is intent on liberating the city before the festival of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the holy …