Located at the edge of Macabalan port, the monument commemorates two historic events.
During the Philippine-American War (Philippine Insurgency), Kagayanons fortified the wharf against the invading Americans from January to March 1900. It was finally occupied by the Americans on April 25, 1900.
On March 13, 1942, General Douglas MacArthur and his family arrived in Macabalan wharf from Corregidor Island in a PT boat. He and his family then proceeded to the Del Monte Airfield (Bukidnon Province) where they left for Australia on March 17, 1942. It was in Australia where the World War II hero made his famous declaration, “I shall return”.
The area is enclosed and is open to the public from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm except for holidays.