Virtual Museum After Hours – Bound by War
May 14 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
“Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America’s First Pacific Century”
Dr. Christopher Capozolla, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This virtual program is free. 100-person limit. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h98rpm0LQ3e63ULkXMcXYw
If the Zoom registration is full, you can watch it live on the Kansas Historical Society YouTube channel.
The Manila American Cemetery, located on 152 acres just a few miles outside the Philippine capital, memorializes 36,285 soldiers and sailors who fought and died under the American flag somewhere in the Pacific during the Second World War. It is also, on most days, remarkably empty. In the quiet moments that predominate on that Manila hilltop, the names of the dead tell a shared history of two nations bound by a century of war. So why do so few Americans care, or even know, about these thousands of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country? What began as a Pacific moment in 1898, with the United States claiming the Philippines as a colony, became a Pacific Century, and the soldiers of both nations built it together.