Veterans Day, Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Philippine Scouts engage the enemy in the Battle of the Points, 23 January to 17 February, 1942  (Courtesy Ishreh Masayon Bataan Paintings on Flickrover.com)

Philippine Scouts engage the enemy in the Battle of the Points, 23 January to 17 February, 1942
(Courtesy Ishreh Masayon Bataan Paintings on Flickrover.com)

Today in the United States we honor the Veterans of all our wars, the men and women who served in our armed forces, past and present. As we remember them, and thank them, let us also remember and thank all the brave Filipino patriots who fought under our flag and for the freedom of their native land. Whether Philippine Scout, Philippine Army, Army Air Corps or Off Shore Patrol, we remember your service and sacrifice in the Bataan Campaign on this day too!

References
Battle of the Points painting: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/bataan_paintings/popular-interesting/
and at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/bataan_paintings/4531311732/in/dateposted/
Morton, Louis, The Fall of the Philippines, Chapter XVII The Battle of the Points, at:
https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-PI/USA-P-PI-17.html

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