Corregidor is a tad-pole shaped island sitting right in the center of the opening to
In 1908, a Regular Army post was established on the Island, called
McArthur continued to stay at Corregidor until he was ordered by President Roosevelt to flee the
Upon gaining control of the Island, the Japanese rebuilt many of the defenses in an attempt to defend the island in the event that
Washington asked McArthur to rescind his promise to return to Corregidor by skipping over the Philippines in their conquest to retake the Pacific, but McArthur stood his ground, and eventually Washington agreed to allow him to retake the
On October 20, 1944 General McArthur fulfilled his promise by returning to the
It was from
Eventually on July 4th, 1946, the
You are probably wondering at this point why I took the time to explain to you the history of this amazing
Anyways, as if the
It is at this point that I feel a sense of sadness though…because my Grandpa Chuck passed away some years ago, and I never had the chance to share these memories with him. Oh the questions I wish I could have asked him!
I would have to say that
If only I could take you all there with me to see it, I guarantee it would be as unforgettable for you as it was for me. I just wanted to share with you this wonderful experience that I was able to engage in. I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit of history that you may have never heard before!