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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2061
AUTHOR: Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964)
QUOTATION: People of the Philippines: I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil…. The hour of your redemption is here…. Rally to me…. As the lines of battle roll forward to bring you within the zone of operations, rise and strike. Strike at every favourable opportunity. For your homes and hearths, strike! For future generations of your sons and daughters, strike! In the name of your sacred dead, strike! Let no heart be faint. Let every arm be steeled. The guidance of Divine God points the way. Follow in His name to the Holy Grail of righteous victory.
ATTRIBUTION: General DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, speech to the people of the Philippines, on Leyte, October 17, 1944.—MacArthur, Reminiscences, pp. 216–17 (1964).
SUBJECTS: World War II (1939–1945)