REUBEN JAMES’ volunteered at the American cemetery in Manila, beautifying the grounds and cleaning the headstones. The American cemetery is home to 17,201 Soldiers, Sailor and Marines that died in various engagements throughout the Pacific. Founded in 1960 the cemetery spans over 152 acres and has multiple memorials to fallen service members, including a missing man wall which lists the names of the 36,286 men missing in action in the Pacific.
“Having lived in Hawaii for so many years this experience was both humbling and invaluable, shedding light on a completely different aspect of the war in the pacific.” said STGC Robinson.
“It was great to give back in whatever way we could, to those who gave so much for our freedoms.” said IC2 White
The American Cemetery is open to the public. For more information, visit www.abmc.gov