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August 1, 1944 (American time), President Manuel L. Quezon died of tuberculosis at 10:05 in the morning at Saranac Lake New York.

Today, the Philippines commemorates the 76th Death Anniversary of President Manuel Luis Quezon.

President Quezon died of tuberculosis at 10:05 am on August 1, 1944 (American time) at Saranac Lake New York. In the afternoon of the next day, his body arrived in Washington, D.C. and was taken from the Union Station to St. Matthews Cathedral. After the religious ceremony, the remains were transferred to the Arlington Cemetery where they were deposited until their transfer to the Philippines.

Image courtesy of NHCP Museo ni Manuel Quezon

On July 27, 1946 at 9 0’ clock in the morning, the remains of President Manuel Quezon arrived in Manila by the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Princeton. The same year independence was recognized by the United States.

And after 33 years, his remains were once again exhumed from his tomb at the Manila North Cemetery. On August 1, 1979, in time for his 35th Death Anniversary, his immortal remains were transferred in his national pantheon- Quezon Memorial Shrine.

Standing at the heart of his dream city and beloved homeland, the monument is a fitting gesture of Filipino people’s gratitude to President Quezon’s legacy and achievement to the country.

Visit Museo ni Manuel Quezon Facebook Page to for their online photo exhibit titled “Homecoming”. The exhibit features rare photographs of the transfer of President Quezon’s remains from Manila North Cemetery to his national monument in Quezon Memorial Shrine in Quezon City.

Source: NHCP Museo ni Manuel Quezon Facebook Page

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