Since 1942Maywood Bataan Day Organization
They were barely more than kids, only in their teens and early twenties. Their buddies from Proviso High School called them “Weekend Warriors”. They were members of the 33rd Tank Company, 33rd Infantry Division of the Illinois National Guard based at the Armory in Maywood, Illinois…
Estrella Alamar – 1936 – 2022
The Board of Directors of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization is sad to announce that longtime MBDO Board Member Estrella Alamar passed away on October 23, 2022. The Board is thankful for her important service and the giving of her time to ensure that the Filipino...
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What Drives Us
The Maywood Bataan Day Organization will remain well-positioned to perpetuate the memory of why Maywood marks Bataan Day on the second Sunday of September. Through the efforts of the MBDO, and the support of those who hold these memories as sacred as the MBDO does, no one will ever forget the sacrifice of these brave soldiers in WWII – or the dedication and support of their families through their long captivity.