My grandfather, Damiano Estorco, was buried a week before Memorial Day on Negros Island, Philippines. It was a fitting time for him to rest. He was a World War II hero who served in MacArthur's United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE). He fought the Japanese and was captured along with 72,000 American and Filipino soldiers at the Battle of Bataan.
He made history by escaping the Bataan Death March and continuing the fight. After the war ended, he served as the chief of police in his hometown in Jimalalud. He received full military honors at the funeral and the Philippine National Police carried his coffin to his private burial place.
This video is to commerate his fighting spirit, his love of country, his love of Negros, and the love for his family.
The fact that I have freedom today is part of his enduring legacy.
Rest in peace lolo (grandpa).
Behind the Scenes
For information on the type of lenses and equipment that was used, especially for the full moon video, please visit my Camera 7D site. You would be surprised what lens was used for the landscapes.
(Studio plug: The music used was "This Is Our Land" by Epic Score. Gabe Shadid and team are a talented group. You can buy this song and other inspiring music from the group on iTunes or Amazon MP3 for personal use. They have licensing for commercial films and productions available.)