BAGUIO CITY – The city will mark the celebration of the 70th Fil-Am Friendship Day on July 4 Monday with a simple program in honor of American heroes who played vital roles in the founding and development of the city.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan said that for this occasion, a two-part program was prepared by the city government, the John Hay Management Corporation and the Embassy of the United States of America.
The first part will be the simultaneous wreath-laying rites at 8:00 a.m. at the three memorial sites — the Arch. Daniel Burnham’s Bust at Malcolm Square, Col. Lyman Kennon’s Bust along Kennon Road and the Veteran’s Park along Harrison Road.
At 10 a.m., a memorial program will be held at the Bell Amphitheatre at Camp John Hay to be highlighted by the awarding of individuals who are instrumental in the forging and enrichment of the friendship between Filipinos and Americans in the city.
The program will open with the singing of the Lupang Hinirang, the Star Spangled Banner and the Baguio Hymn by the Baguio City Hall Choir.
Tenor John Glenn Gaerlan will render the opening prayer.
JHMC president/chief executive officer Dr. Jaime Eloise Agbayani will welcome the participants while Mayor Domogan will deliver the inspiration message.
Entertainment will be provided by the Baguio Apaches./Aileen P. Refuerzo