ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

MacArthur Memorial---A look at War History.

Updated on May 28, 2016

MacArthur Memorial--A glance at history.

If you are planning where to go on your vacation, consider visiting Norfolk,Virginia. The city of Norfolk,Virginia, has some great many places to see. Most notable is the MacArthur Memorial museum. If you like history, especially, war history, this place is for you. The outside atmosphere is beautiful, with nice designs and beautiful gardens. Named after the famous American Gen Douglas MacArthur, this place is rich with historical artifacts and information. You may ask--Who was Douglas MacArthur?


Who was Douglas MacArthur?

Gen Douglas MacArthur came from a Military Family. His Father Arthur MacArthur was, also, in the military. His military service included the Civil war, Indian wars and Spanish American wars. Following in his father's footsteps, Douglas MacArthur entered West Point and graduated among the highest honors. Having served in World War 1, MacArthur rose to the rank of Major and had notable war acheivements such as Champagne-Marne Offensive, Battle of Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

I shall return! Gen MacArthur landing on Leyte, Phillippines

General MacArthur triumphant return!
General MacArthur triumphant return! | Source

I shall return!

Gen. MacArthur heroic feats were unforgettable during World War II. Having been ordered by Washington to leave the Philippines and go to Australia, he made a promise. Upon arriving in Australia, He uttered the famous words--"I came through and I shall return!" Being a man of his word, he did just that. A few years later, he was at the forefront with his troops upon landing at Leyte in the Philippines freeing the land from Japanese occupation. That single act established his legacy forever in America.

More on MacArthur Memorial

Now that we established a good background on Gen. Douglas MacArthur and his military feats, let's turn our attention back to this historical landmark called the MacArthur Memorial. This museum is unique because it has many historical artifacts. We see his letters, paintings and life-like pictures. It is hard to describe in words, that is why, you owe it to yourself to give this place a visit. For me, the crowning touch was to see his car that was used for government business. It is amazing that it can be preserved after all these years. It is like taking a trip back in time.

The museum, also contains, MacArthur final resting place along with his wife. The general had lived a long and prosperous life filled with memories. During the Korean War, he had a major disagreement with President Truman and winded up getting fired. Many thought that President Truman made a great mistake. The Korean war resulted in a stalemate that has lasted until this day and many blamed Truman for that decision.

In one of the videos shown on the memorial, we see Gen.MacArthur made a memorial speech to Congress during his later years. He gave words of encouragement. The thing that stuck to me was the words-"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away!" These words ring true even to this day. Gen.Douglas MacArthur was a brilliant strategist and war hero and forever will be remembered by a grateful nation. Enclosed below is a virtual tour of the Museum. I encourage you to check it out and see what a great place MacArthur Memorial can be, especially if you are a war history fan.

Gen. MacArthur signing the Japanese surrender.

Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      dave Mc Crankshaf 

      20 months ago

      Ah yes. Those who chooe to blame Truman for prolonging the division of Korea because of the Korean War ending as it did.

      Can you imagine what this world would be today had McCarthur managed to do as he wished? As great a leader as he could be his ego played a major part in his downfall.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)