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…
In Memory of Pat Besaw
This evening, we received information that Pat Besaw, longtime Board member and Secretary of the MBDO has passed away. We offer our condolences to her friends and family on the loss of Pat. May God bless her and her loved ones in this time of grief. More details as we...
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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.