Having lived in the Philippines for 5 1/2 years, they are a resilient people
having lived in the crossroads of the east on almost 7,000 islands. We have
benefited from knowing them.
As a Navy veteran, I am well aware of the great things done by the Phillipines
during WWII for this country. Dougie was well aware as well and
"returned" instead of hopping by. They are a very religious people and
are taken for granted by our secular society today. Obviously, we all owe them a
note of thanks.