His Excellency Sergio Osmeña
President of the Philippines
To Supreme Allied Commander Douglas MacArthur on the occasion of the signing of the Japanese surrender document
[Released on September 3, 1945]
Eighteen million Filipinos join me in sending you our heartfelt blessing at this moment of final victory. Even in our darkest hour our faith in you and America stood firm.
Now that the battle has been won, your name will forever be emblazoned in our hearts as a symbol of the American spirit.
Source: Presidential Museum and Library
Osmeña, S. (1945). Message of His Excellency Sergio Osmeña, President of the Philippines, to Supreme Allied Commander Douglas MacArthur on the occasion of the signing of the Japanese surrender document. Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, 41 (6), 500.