By Filane Mikee Cervantes
MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday (US time) paid his respects to fallen American soldiers during a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC.
According to a news release issued by the Presidential Communications Office, Marcos offered a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The tomb is a historic monument that serves as a symbolic grave for all war dead whose remains have not been found or identified.
The Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for many of America’s heroes, including the more than 300,000 who took part in every armed conflict the US fought.
The President was also given a tour of the museum during his visit.
Marcos was joined at the Arlington Cemetery by House of Representatives Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez; Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo; Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez; National Security Adviser Eduardo Año; and Special Assistant to the President Secretary Antonio Lagdameo Jr. (PNA)