The Talisay landing on March 26, 1945 was preceded by a naval bombardment of the beaches along Tangke, Talisay to soften up Japanese positions. After an hour, the first Landing Vehicle Tracked or LVTs carrying American soldiers made their way to the shore. However, they had to deal with Japanese mines that were laid along the beaches. These mines delayed landing operations for two hours as the beaches were cleared of these mines.
The Liberation Park is located in Barangay Poblacion, Talisay City. It features seven larger-than-life statues that honor Filipino and American soldiers who gave their lives to free Cebu from the Japanese Army. Each of the statue cost PHP150,000 and is part of monument at the site where the American forces landed in the island.
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