Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valour)

Standing majestically on the summit of Mount Samat in Pilar, Bataan, Damabana ng Kagitingan is a sentinel shrine in memory of the gallantry of Filipinos who fought for Philippine freedom. It was commissioned by a war veteran himself, former President Ferdinand Marcos in 1970 during the 25th anniversary of the Second World War.
Two of its main features are the Memorial Cross and the Colonnade. The former is a towering structure of marble, concrete, and steel standing 555 metres above sea level which can be spotted from afar. The latter on the other hand has an altar at the centre surrounded by marble and a stained glass mural designed by some of the famous Filipino artists. 
The 9th of April marks the day the Bataan fell to Japanese forces. A national holiday of the Philippines honouring the heroes who lost their lives fighting for our country.
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