Veterans Memorial Park is a park in Lingayen, Pangasinan. Located at the back of the Provincial Capitol of the province and adjacent to the Lingayen Gulf Beach.
The park serves as a tribute to the heroes of World War II and was built in memory of the Filipino freedom fighters during the historical Gulf Landing in Lingayen.
The place is now considered the most valued museum of Pangasinan as it tells the story of the province’s history.
Inside the Park
Established in 2008 under former President Fidel V. Ramos, who hails from this province, the park is a wide and open complex that features photographs of the mission of Douglas MacArthur when he came to this city.
Veterans Memorial Park is home to all the relics of historical events that happened at the site during World War II. The park’s main attraction is the Lingayen Gulf Landing Shrine, which was constructed in honor of the Filipino fighters who defended our land during the gulf landing in the town.
On the front lawn are two Cessna planes and an air fighter, tanks, and cannons that was used during World War II.
Aside from these, the place also showcases imposing dioramas and works of art that depict the events leading to the gulf landing. One of these is the replica of the oil painting entitled Spirit of ’45 by James Turnbult, which exposes the heroic deed of a Filipino guerilla waving an American flag, indicating that Japanese invaders pulled back and so Americans are safe to land.
Resorts and Hotel in Lingayen Pangasinan
Other Places to Visit in Pangasinan
How to Get to Pangasinan (Entry Points) and Travel Time
- From Manila: 4 ~ 5 hours
- From Clark, Pampanga: 3 hours
- From Baguio City: 1 1/2 ~ 2 1/2 hours
- From Subic , Olongapo: 3 1/2 ~ 4 hours
- From Laoag City: 5 ~ 6 hours
- From Manila: via North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), exiting thru Luisita and entering thru Bayambang or Mangatarem towns; via Tarlac -Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), exiting/ entering thru Rosales town or thru Urdaneta City.
- From Zambales: via Infanta town.
- From Baguio: via Sison or San Fabian town.
- From Nueva Ecija: via Umingan or Rosales town.
National Transport Carriers:
Victory Liner, Five Star, Solid North ply major routes to most Pangasinan town thru Pasay, Cubao Caloocan Stations. Dagupan City is usually the central hub for transport to both Eastern and Western parts pf Pangasinan. Buses, jeeps and tricycles are very common. Tour Guides and Provincial Buses are available to make your visit memorable.