73rd LINGAYEN GULF LANDING RITE
LINGAYEN — The province of Pangasinan will observe the 73rd anniversary of Lingayen Gulf Landings on Tuesday, January 9.
Orpheus Velasco, provincial information officer, said the observance will coincide with the 11th Pangasinan Veterans Day commemoration at the Veterans Memorial Park in Lingayen.
The twin events are expected to be joined by the remaining veterans of World War II from Pangasinan who helped clear the beaches of Pangasinan 73 years ago to pave the way for the safe landing of Allied troops led by General Douglas Mac Arthur.
A thanksgiving mass will be held to be officiated by Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Most Rev. Socrates Villegas, D. D. at 7:00 a.m.
After the wreath-laying ceremony, program proper starts at 8:30 a.m.
Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr. will deliver the welcome address while Gov. Espino will deliver a message and testimonial to the veterans as well as introduce the guest of honor and speaker, Pangasinan Second District Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil. (Leonardo Micua)