AFJROTC BATAAN DEATH MARCH
about 1 year ago
Nearly three quarters of a century ago, 75,000 allied POWs embarked on a 65-mile march so horrific that “death” became synonymous with its remembrance.
In three months, the Dublin High School Air Force JROTC will honor those brave heroes when it hosts its first Bataan Death March Memorial Walk April 16 at 9 a.m.
This 14-mile walk commemorates the 74th anniversary of the forced march of American and Filipino forces which started on 9 April, 1942. A total of 10,000 POWs-9,000 Filipino and 1,000 American-died during the march.
There is no charge to participate in the walk but participants are encouraged to seek sponsors and donations. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. All proceeds will go to support veterans at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center (as well as other local veterans groups).
To register, or for more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/Bataan-Memorial-Death-March-1125453734180275/?ref=hl.