KIANGAN, Ifugao, Aug. 31 (PIA) – – This historic town is all set for 2018 World War II Victory Day celebration on September 1 and 2.
The Ad Hoc Committee chaired by Mayor Joselito Guyguyon agreed that this year’s theme for the celebration is “Victory Day: Celebration of Freedom”. This marks the 73rd Victory Day anniversary and the 17th celebration for the province as it only started on September 2, 1991.
The Victory Day celebration commemorates the day of surrender of Japanese Imperial Army Commander Tomoyuki Yamashita, also known as the “Tiger of Malaya” on September 2, 1945 to the joint Filipino and American troops led by Captain Grisham of the 6th United States Army who were stationed in their garrison at the Old Home Economics Building of the Kiangan Central School. This event finally ended WWII in Southeast Asia.
Activities on Sept. 1 include information dissemination by the Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) on VFP updates, and blessing of the guest house of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) at the Kiangan War Memorial Shrine.
In the evening will be a community mass at the Peace Museum ground located at the KCS compound, and candle lighting and floral offering to the WWII Ifugao Veterans Memorial Marker Monument. It will be and capped by dinner and entertainment.
On September 2 will be the civic parade from the municipal gymnasium to the Kiangan War Memorial Shrine followed by the wreath laying, gun salute and the program proper.
Five VFP members will be honored with plaques of recognition and other tokens, two of them to be awarded posthumously.
In the afternoon will be medical mission by the VFP at the KCS gym.
Guyguyon is inviting the public to attend this important event in the history of the Philippines though not as popular as Araw ng Kagitingan, a national observance which commemorates the fall of Bataan during WWII. (JDP/DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
Source: PIA Feed