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Memorial Day Ceremony 2018 at the Manila American Cemetery

Jim Linzey is on the left.

Wreaths were presented by the Embassy of Australia (Mat Kimberley, Deputy Head of Mission; Embassy of South Africa (Ms. Tshireletso Kau); Embassy of Belgium (Ambassador Michel Goffin); Embassy of Sri-Lanka (Mrs. Sewwandi de Silva, Second Secretary/Head of Chancery); and the Indonesian Embassy (H.E. Sinyo Harry Sarundajang). Attendees included the Former President Fidel Ramos, 12th President of the Philippines; and Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The Master of Ceremonies was Major Timothy C. Rolling, United States Air Force, who is an attache at the United States Embassy in the Republic of the Philippines.



All photographs courtesy of the U.S. Embassy (Manila).

[1] Clarification from U.S. Embassy (Manila): “Although Mr. Lane stated that this was ‘mostly a Christian event,’ his views do not represent those of the U.S. Embassy, nor do they accurately describe the event.”

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Category: In Depth, Spring 2018

About the Author: James F. Linzey is the chief editor of the Modern English Version Bible translation. His graduate education is a degree in religious studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degree from Southern California College is a BA in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in religion. He is the author of numerous articles and books. He is a speaker, recording artist, State Chaplain for the California Military Officers’ Association, and retired Army chaplain. Twitter: @JimLinzey

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