|The Island of Corregidor-Shaped like a tadpole|
Corregidor is a tadpole shaped island. Different structures, emplacements or just areas were identified by their geographical location ie: Topside and middleside. The barracks in the pictures on the left are the Topside barracks. They are also nicknamed the Mile long barracks because if you were to walk the length of the floor from end to end and then walk the three or four stories that it was made of you would be very close to a mile in length.
|Topside (Mile Long) Barracks|
The picture on the right is the eternal flame that is located on the top of the island. It is where the museum is and also the monument that has been build to honor those who fought during the siege that took place there shortly after Pearl Harbor.
|Parachute shaped monument|
|Top of the monument|
It took the Japanese several months longer than anticipated to capture Corregidor. The defenders of this small island finally, on May 5, 1942, surrendered to the invading forces. Each year on May 5th there is a small ceremony on Corregidor, and a larger one in Bataan, remembering what had occurred those many decades ago. On May 5th the sunlight is directly over the monument and shines down on the platform that is in the middle of the monument.
Hopefully, and prayerfully, nations will remember what happened here and elsewhere. Sadly, the natural man doesn't remember much past yesterday...
|Inside the monument|
|Sun shining through the hole from the top. On May 5th it|
shines directly on to the platform/alter in the middle.
|Honoring those who fought and died.|