The Philippine-American Cultural Foundation, in partnership with Dominican College will host a Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March on Saturday, April 9, with events beginning at 11am.
Thousands will come together to Commemorate this historic event which includes a short SYMBOLIC MARCH, followed by a program replete with entertainment, honored speakers and dignitaries, to be held at Dominican College. The Honorable Elmer Cato, the Consul General of the Philippines in NY will be the Keynote speaker; special honors will be paid to the 31st Infantry Regiment and the Philippine Scouts.
Four Congressional Medals of Honor awarded to heroes of the Battles of Bataan and Corregidor, the only remaining remnant of the flag of Corregidor, and other significant artifacts will be on display. Big Bands and Marching Bands will be included. Well-known Filipino and American entertainers, such as the world-famous singer Joe Bataan, the King of Latin Soul, will perform.
Many veterans’ groups and Filipino-American civic organizations will take part, joined by locally based National Guard and Reserve units. In addition, active-duty troops of the 31st Infantry Regiment from Ft. Drum, NY, whose forebears fought so valiantly at Bataan, will join us.
All veterans in attendance will be singled out for special honors.
Pre-Event 11am Mass of Remembrance at Rosary Hall Chapel, Dominican College
12:30pm Meet in Staging Area in the parking lot of Tappan Zee High School, 15 Dutch Hill Rd. Orangeburg, NY (Those not joining the March can go directly to Dominican College 470 Western Highway South, Orangeburg, NY)
1:00pm Symbolic March on Bataan Road will commence
1:15pm Arriving at Dominican College, The Big Band will be playing music from the 1940's/WWII era.
2:00pm Commemoration will commence
4:00pm Symposium will commence
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15 Dutch Hill Rd
Orangeburg, NY 10962
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