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October 20
Leyte Gulf Landings Anniversary
Palo and Dulag, Leyte

A commemorative program which marks the anniversary of the October 20, 1944 landing on Leyte of the Allied Forces of Liberation.  General Douglas McArthur and his men waded ashore at "Red Beach" in the town of Palo where statues of the liberators now stand.

The historic event is usually attended by national government officials and dignitaries from embassies of United States, Japan, and Australia as well as World War II veterans who come on sentimental journey.

 


[ McArthur in Palo ]  ↑


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We're all smiles alright -- but that's because we're thinking of that grin you'll be wearing when you find out that there's loads  of cool country-style revelry awaiting your arrival.