Day 163/365: I am a Filipino (Philippines Independence Day at Kawit Cavite)
I am a Filipino, and this is my inheritance. What pledge shall I give that I may prove worthy of my inheritance? I shall give the pledge that has come ringing down the corridors of the centuries, and its hall be compounded of the joyous cries of my Malayan forebears when they first saw the contours of this land loom before their eyes, of the battle cries that have resounded in every field of combat from Mactan to Tirad Pass, of the voices of my people when they sing: Land of the morning. Child of the sun returning . . .Ne’er shall invaders…Trample thy sacred shore.