Information about Veteran's Memorial Park
Veterans Memorial Park
Photo by the Pangasinan Provincial Tourism & Cultural Affairs Office
Veterans Memorial Park is a park in Lingayen, Pangasinan that serves as a tribute to members of the military that fought in World War II. It is situated at the back of the Provincial Capitol and adjacent to the Lingayen Gulf Beach.
The park was established in celebration of the 50th Lingayen Gulf Landing Anniversary in 1995. The gulf near the park is a historical landmark as it has witnessed the ravage of World War II, and it is where General MacArthur, together with his forces, landed at the rear end of the war for the freedom of Luzon.
As for the park itself, it houses an array of artifacts that depict historical events that happened at the site during World War II. The park’s main attraction is the Lingayen Gulf Landing Shrine, which was constructed in honor of the Filipino fighters who defended our land during the gulf landing in the town. Set up on the front lawn are two Cessna planes and air fighter that were the actual aircraft used in the war.
Best time to visit
Although the park is open all year round, it's best to visit in the summer, which usually starts in March and ends in May, as the park is more picturesque without rainfall. Visiting during these months also allows you to get a better look at the monuments and aircrafts within the property.