Please help us REMEMBER BATAAN!
The Maywood Bataan Day Organization cordially invites you to the 72nd Annual Maywood Bataan Day, Sunday September 14, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Park in Maywood, Illinois. Musical program starts at 2:30pm, Memorial Service begins at 3pm.
This is also the 15th Anniversary of the dedication of Veterans Memorial Park in Maywood and the 55th Anniversary of the dedication of the 192nd Tank Battalion Plaque at the old National Guard Armory originally located across the street from Proviso East High School on Madison Ave and now relocated to Veterans Memorial Park.
As we do every year, we will be marking this day with a memorial service that will begin at 2:30pm with a concert of military and patriotic songs presented by the US Navy Ceremonial Band Great Lakes, under the leadership of MU1 Garrett Stephan.
Promptly at 3pm, we will witness the massing of the Color Guards and begin the Memorial Service.
There are many exciting events planned for this Memorial Service, including the singing of the American and Philippine National Anthems, as well as the always emotionally moving Monument Ceremony presented by the VietNow Color Guard DuPage Chapter. Our Keynote Speaker is Command Sergeant Major Mark W. Bowman, who is the Land Component CSM for the Illinois National Guard as well as a tanker himself. We will also have guest speakers, including the Philippine Consul General in Chicago, Generoso D. G. Caonge, and Barry C. Cicero, Past Cmdr, First Division, American Legion Dept. of Illinois.
Rifle salute will be presented by the Howard H. Rohde American Legion Post #888 from Northlake, Commander Al Pizzaro. And memorial wreaths will be presented by representatives of all branches of the US Military, as well as distinguished Filipino and other community guests.
And to mark the anniversaries of the dedication of Veterans Park, and the original 192nd Tank Battalion plaque, we will be dedicating a replacement plaque that will replace the existing plaque.
On a special note, we will also be recognizing the support of the Home Depot Foundation in providing landscaping to Veterans Memorial Park and the labor of Home Depot Store #1901 in Broadview, Illinois, for their efforts to install the new landscaping materials.
We welcome the community and look forward to sharing this special day with everyone!
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