This event was truly a celebration for the WWII Veterans and their relatives, their friends, people of the Pangasinan and all people who cherish liberty!
A few other allied postwar veterans and I joined in the celebration and we were seated in the 2nd row, west side of the two large seating tents.
My impression was that the Pangasinan and National Government went all out to make it a memorable celebration. They mobilized a lot of manpower and assets to make it an impressive and smooth event. I liked it and I am happy that I came.
As usually I uploaded my pictures as a presentation in the Corregidor Forum; this is page 2 and you have to scroll down only a few paragraphs and you get to my entry.
One noteworthy event at this anniversary I want to single out here, a retired US Sailor donated a 70 Miniature Ship Collection who named it Lingayen Invasion Fleet-MacArthur’s Return to Luzon January 9th 1945. I wonder how many man hours went into this display?
On page one of the URL above are WWII pictures that Congressman Henry J. Hyde donated on the occasion, perhaps the 60th Anniversary of the Lingayen Gulf Landing. He served as a Naval Officer in that landing.