An important part of our The 7 Degrees of Change Foundation is to spread the understanding of the character and sacrifice of those that have endeavored to make the world and safer and better place.
Corregidor's Eternal Flame of Freedom was built in 1968. The 40-foot-tall sculpture was created by American sculptor Aristides Demetrios, a Harvard-trained and internationally renowned artist, as a memorial for fallen Filipinos and Americans during the last defense of the Philippines before the country fell to the Japanese in World War II. Beneath the sculpture reads the inscription: To live in Freedom's light is the right of mankind.
Unfortunately, the war memorial symbolizing a burning flame of freedom languished in darkness for decades because of the lack of lighting that was supposed to be installed at the site. In 2005, a contractor installed floodlights at the memorial, but this did not last very long.
In February 2020, the Eternal Flame of Freedom received a second life as floodlights powered by renewable energy were installed by the 7 Degrees to shed light once again, on the Eternal Flame of Freedom.