[PARTNER] Bataan Death March 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Bataan Legacy Historical Society in partnership with the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, American Battle Monuments Commission and Fil-Am Racing will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Presidio Officers’ Club at 50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco, CA to honor the thousands of Filipino and American soldiers who perished during this tragic moment in history. Unlike Pearl Harbor, this seminal point of WWII history has been almost forgotten.

The event begins at 8:30 AM with the Bataan Legacy 7.5K Valor Run starting at Barnard & Fernandez Aves. off 42 Moraga Ave. (Near Inn at the Presidio). At 9:00AM Memorial Wreaths will be placed at the American Battle Monuments Commission WWII West Coast Memorial (Kobbe & Lincoln Aves). At 10:00AM, the Commemorative Program will start with a 21-gun salute by the Pacific Division/75th Training Command followed by a parade on the Presidio Grounds by Bay Area ROTC cadets led by Master Sergeant Stanley Kamiya and the 91st Division. They will then proceed to Moraga Hall of the Presidio Officers’ Club, where the rest of the program will take place. Veterans of the Bataan Death March as well as other veterans from WWII in the Philippines will be honored during the ceremony. Major Generals (Ret.) Eldon Regua and Antonio Taguba, Filipino-Americans whose uncle and father fought in Bataan, are among the speakers.