LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The municipal government recently paid tribute to the war veterans and their families who sacrificed their lives for the town’s liberation from the tyrannic rule of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda said that the present and future generations of Filipinos owe the country’s freedom from the brave and gallant war veterans who risked their lives just to ensure that the Philippines will be liberated from the Japanese colonial rule.
He pointed out that the annual celebration of the town’s liberation from the Japanese rule should not only be celebrated for the sake of remembrance but it should go with the appropriate and fitting tribute to those war veterans that risked and sacrificed their lives in fighting against the enemy to ensure that the country will be freed from the tyrannic rule.
The municipal chief executive called on the people to pay tribute to the fallen war veterans by remembering the important dates not only in the local history but also in the country’s rich history and for them to remember it by heart by actively participating in various activities lined up to celebrate the town’s liberation day annually.
According to him, there is also a need to remember the families of the fallen veterans by allowing their abled bodied members to be part of the country’s guerilla force that fought hard in defeating the powerful colonizers and liberating the country from the difficulties caused by the war.
Mayor Salda stipulated that the youth must be well informed on the supreme sacrifices of the war veterans from all places in the country that contributed in liberating the country from the tyrannic Japanese rule for them to value the importance of the commemoration and celebration of important events that form part of the rich history and for them to be able to embrace such bravery and gallantry in dealing with the present challenges confronting the nation, especially in the upcoming May 9, 2022 synchronized national and local elections.
Last May 3, 2022, La Trinidad celebrated its liberation from the Japanese rule with simple but meaningful activities that paid tribute to the surviving war veterans and their sons and daughters that allowed the country to enjoy the freedom up to date.
According to him, surviving war veterans have been dying out that is why the present generation of Filipinos must continue showing them the love and care they deserve, especially that they are now in their twilight years, for us to reciprocate their bravery and gallantry that allowed the county to be freed from the tyrannic rule.
The mayor called on the residents to give importance to the annual celebration of the town’s liberation to constantly be reminded that the people owe their freedom to the supreme sacrifice of these war heroes and veterans who fought to free the country from Japanese occupation.
This year’s celebration of the town’s liberation was actively participated in by surviving war veterans, local officials and employees, sons and daughters of war veterans and concerned citizens who are fully aware of the importance of the said activity in promoting the country’s rich history and the origin of the present freedom.