American, Filipino veterans to be honored today

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Veterans of both nations will participate in the event, along with representatives from the US Embassy, the Philippine government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Veterans of both nations will participate in the event, along with representatives from the US Embassy, the Philippine government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg will lead the American and Filipino community and guests in honoring the sacrifices of American and Filipino Veterans at the annual Veterans Day ceremony, to be held today at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila.

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Veterans of both nations will participate in the event, along with representatives from the US Embassy, the Government of the Philippines, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Scheduled events include the presentation of ceremonial color guard, remarks from Ambassador Goldberg and General Hernando Iriberri, AFP Chief of Staff, wreath-laying, and a ceremonial three-volley salute.

The Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 11a.m. to commemorate the time that major hostilities of World War I formally ended with the signing of the Armistice at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

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