BELLS OF BALANGIGA

November 2018
 ANC Bells of Balangiga
 Aljazeera: US returns 'Bells of Balangiga' to Philippines after 1901 clash
 New York Review Bells of Balangiga
 YouTube: Early Edition: Samar residents 'excited, ready' for return of Balangiga bells
 YouTube: Return of Balangiga Bells: 'Time of solemn remembrance'
 Casper Star Tribune Search
 Casper Star Tribune Barron: Book tells differing histories of "Bloody Bells of Balangiga”
 Casper Star Tribune Mattis: War-trophy bells' return to help US, Philippine ties
 Casper Star Tribune Secretary of Defense visits Wyoming to mark return of Bells of Balangiga to Philippines
 
During our 2018 Mid-Winter Conference Dennis Wright provided us with information about the Bells of Balangiga. We understand this is a very controversial issue, it is not our place to take side, we only wish to provide valuable information pertaining to the bells. We welcome fact-based information to add to this collection. Thank you.
 
For Whom The Bell Tolls - AMCham Journal 201702
Section 2 General Order 100 1863
VFW Dept Pacific Resolution 20170613
AMCham Philippines 20171222
Gov Hathaway 19980313 
Wy Veterans Commission Minutes 200503
Bergman Letter 20170719
Diocese of Borongan 20170704
Diocese of Borongan 20170904
Slide Show Summary Points & Facts
Bells Essay: The Bells of San Lorenzo De Martir: Desk Guide to Truth—2018 
Additional Reference Material
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bells in Filipino Jungle - Original
 
 
 

Enhanced
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bells in Filipino Jungle - Enhanced
 
 
 
 
 
15 Mar 2018
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Once again, the Department of the Pacific Areas would like the Department of Wyoming to support its National Resolution to return the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines.  I've attached the resolution here.  As you know, we had a representative from the Department of the Pacific Areas who spoke on this issue at Mid-Winter.  If you need his information, let me know, and I'll get it to you.

We will vote on the Bells of Balangiga Resolution at our Department Convention in June.  Basically, the choices will be "No, we will not support the Resolution," and "Yes, we will support the Resolution."  A "yes" vote will allow discussion about possible modifications to the Resolution.  As noted below, the Department of the Pacific Areas is willing to provide Wyoming with duplicate bells if the Resolution passes and the original bells go back to the Philippines.  

Please discuss with your posts and be ready to vote at the June Convention.


Trish Peoples
Adjutant/Quartermaster
VFW Dept of Wyoming
 
 
June 2018: At the VFW Department of Wyoming convention the vote was NO
July 2018: At the VFW National convention the vote was YES
 
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