Bataan Day Event Details – 9/11/16

Here are the 2016 Maywood Bataan Day event details. Linked below are the press release, Program Booklet and Programme Insert. If you have questions, please call VP Edwin Walker at 708-345-7077. MBDO Press Release 2016 MBDO Event Booklet 2016 MBDO PROGRAMME INSERT...

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2016 Keynote – Brig Gen Tate Nadeau

In 2015, Brigadier General Alicia A. Tate-Nadeau received her promotion from Colonel to Brigadier General, adding to an impressive resume and thereby becoming the first female in the Illinois National Guard to earn the rank. Brigadier General Tate-Nadeau currently serves as the Assistant Adjutant General/Director of the Joint...

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Bataan Day 2016

On a hot September Sunday in 1946, citizens and honored guests gathered at the corner of 5th Avenue and Oak Street in this western suburb of Chicago. In attendance was the Governor of Illinois, as well as Brigadier Generals and Navy Commandants. But the true guest of honor on September 8, 1946 was a tank, sent from Minnesota to...

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We Remember April 9th

Maywood Bataan Day Organization President Richard A. McMahon Jr. and Director Ed Brotonel joined members of the Philippine Consulate in Chicago to mark the 74th anniversary of the fall of Bataan in World War II. The Chicago-area has a deep and long-lasting memory of the events of that fateful day. Being able to mark this date with...

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April 9th, 1942 – A Pause For Reflection

April 9th, 1942 marks the day that WWII fighting ended for thousands of American and Filipino troops fighting on Bataan. After 4 months of struggling against long odds, Gen. King marched out of the jungle and offered his surrender to the Japanese. At their lowest point, these thousands of heroes would be called upon to summon all...

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New picture of first Bataan Day Discovered!

MBDO Director Steve Gibson recently purchased this photo from auction website eBay. It’s a photo not published in probably 35 years and shows a marching unit of sailors from the first Maywood Bataan Day parade on September 12, 1942. This parade is notable not only because it was the first (actually, the second — there...

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