Annual Maywood Bataan Day Memorial Service Marks 64th Anniversary
Released on = August 2, 2006, 9:38 pm
Press Release Author = Steve Gibson
Industry = Non Profit
Press Release Summary = As they have since 1942, the Village of Maywood and the Maywood Bataan Day Organization will mark Maywood Bataan Day on the Second Sunday in September. This year the memorial will be held on Sunday, September 10th at 3pm at Veteran's Memorial Park at the corner of 1st Ave. and Oak St. in Maywood, IL.
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MAYWOOD, IL - As they have since 1942, the Village of Maywood and the Maywood Bataan Day Organization will mark Maywood Bataan Day on the Second Sunday in September. This year the memorial will be held on Sunday, September 10th at 3pm at Veteran's Memorial Park at the corner of 1st Ave. and Oak St. in Maywood, IL. Each year since 1942, friends, family and community leaders have gathered to pay tribute to the Maywood National Guardsmen who served in the Philippines at the beginning of World War II. Most of these men did not return, and the story of their tribulations has recently been documented on television specials and a movie, "The Great Raid". More recently, the memorial service has grown to encompass veterans from all wars, and includes active participation from the Filipino-American community in Chicago. This year's guest speaker is LTC Rommel A. Guerrero, CDR, 1st Battalion,, 178th Infantry, Illinois Army National Guard. Colors will be presented by many area American Legion, VFW, and ROTC color guards. In past years color guard units from Des Plaines, Chicago, Palatine, Elmhurst, Frankfort, LaGrange and Northlake have participated. Music will be provided by the Brass Quintet of the Navy Band, Great Lakes. Col. Richard McMahon, Jr., President of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization, extended an invitation to the community, saying, "All members of the public are encouraged to attend and pay tribute to these American heroes." The Maywood Bataan Day Organization is dedicated to preserving the memory of Bataan Day and perpetuating the observance of Maywood's Bataan Day Memorial. Our modern mission includes supporting veterans of all wars and providing educational resources through our archives and our website (http://www.maywoodbataandayorganization.org). This organization is a non-profit 501(c)(19) organization that is supported by donations of time and money from the community.
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Web Site = http://www.maywoodbataandayorganization.org
Contact Details = Contact Information: Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr. (Ret.) Email: Ramcmahon1@aol.com Website URL: http://www.maywoodbataandayorganization.org