H. Jt. R. No. 3
[JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3]
JOINT RESOLUTION GRANTING GENERAL OF THE ARMY DOUGLAS MACARTHUR MILITARY HONORS AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF COINS AND POSTAGE STAMPS BEARING HIS LIKENESS; WITH THE INSCRIPTION “DEFENDER-LIBERATOR.”
WHEREAS, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and his gallant forces have written one of the most inspiring chapters in the history of human freedom through their brilliant military operations which led to the liberation of the Philippines;
WHEREAS, the whole Filipino nation is profoundly grateful to General MacArthur and his forces for the priceless boon of liberty and freedom, which they have secured for the Filipino people; and
WHEREAS, the liberation of the Philippines will insure the enjoyment of our right to independent nationhood; Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress assembled:
That in reverent appreciation of General Douglas MacArthur, his name be carried in perpetuity on the company rolls of the units of the Philippine Army and, at parade roll calls, when his name is called, the senior noncommissioned officer shall answer “Present in Spirit,” and during the lifetime of the General, he shall be accredited with a Squad of Honor composed of twelve men of the Philippine Army.
That coins and postage stamps to be determined by the President having the likeness of General Douglas MacArthur, shall bear the inscription “Defender-Liberator.”
Approved, July 4, 1945.
Source: Presidential Museum and Library