H. Jt. R. No. 1
[JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2]
JOINT RESOLUTION CONVEYING THE GRATITUDE OF THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES TO GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR AND HIS GALLANT FORCES FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES AND DECLARING HIM HONORARY CITIZEN OF THE PHILIPPINES.
WHEREAS, before the final surrender of the American and Filipino forces to the Japanese invaders, General Douglas MacArthur assured the Filipino people that despite the initial victories of the enemy he would return to liberate the Philippines;
WHEREAS, General MacArthur, true to his plighted word after a long and difficult campaign, led his victorious forces back to Philippine soil and has now practically completed the liberation of the Philippines; and
WHEREAS, the Filipino people are justly grateful to General MacArthur and the forces under his command for the recovery of their homeland, thereby permitting them again to enjoy the priceless boon of liberty and freedom in the defense and reconquest of which so many Americans and Filipinos have fought and died; Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress assembled:
1. That the Congress of the Philippines convey, as it hereby conveys, the profound gratitude of the Filipino people to General Douglas MacArthur and his gallant forces for the liberation of the Philippines;
2. That in recognition of this signal achievement and in deep appreciation of his unselfish service as defender and liberator of the Filipino people, General Douglas MacArthur be made, as he hereby is declared to be, honorary citizen of the Philippines.
Approved, July 4, 1945.
Source: Presidential Museum and Library