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On Saturday, April 9, 2022, thousands will come together to Commemorate this historic event which includes a short SYMBOLIC MARCH, followed by a program replete with entertainment, honored speakers and dignitaries, to be held at Dominican College. The Honorable Elmer Cato, the Consul General of the Philippines in NY will be the Keynote speaker; special honors will be paid to the 31st Infantry Regiment and the Philippine Scouts.
Four Congressional Medals of Honor awarded to heroes of the Battles of Bataan and Corregidor, the only remaining remnant of the flag of Corregidor, and other significant artifacts will be on display. Big Bands and Marching Bands will be included. Well-known Filipino and American entertainers, such as the world-famous singer Joe Bataan, the King of Latin Soul, will perform.
Sponsored by the Philippine-American Cultural Foundation, in partnership with Dominican College, many veterans’ groups and Filipino-American civic organizations will take part, joined by locally based National Guard and Reserve units. In addition, active-duty troops of the 31st Infantry Regiment from Ft. Drum, NY, whose forebears fought so valiantly at Bataan, will join us.
All veterans in attendance will be singled out for special honors.
Students are being encouraged to participate in the Symbolic March and attend the festivities.
An Educational Symposium with eminent experts discussing topics relating to the significance of Philippines during WWII, with topics including the significance of the Filipino Guerrillas, and How Bataan Road Got Its Name, to be held in Lawrence Room in Rosary Hall, Dominican College, starting at 4:00pm.
Click here to view the Commemoration’s Full Agenda.
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ORGANIZED BY JEROME KLEIMAN WITH SUPPORTING AND PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS
The Town of Orangetown, NY, Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY; Philippine Consulate of New York, 31st Infantry Regiment Association;
4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment of the 10 Mountain Division, Ft. Drum; Local National Guard and Reserve Units; West Point Museum, Ft. Sam Houston Museum – San Antonio, TX; Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm, MN; National Medal of Honor Museum, Arlington, TX; Bataan Legacy Historical Society; Philippine Scouts Heritage Association; Orangetown Historical Museum; Rockland County Veterans’ Coordinating Council; Many Veterans’ Associations – local, national, and international; Numerous Tri-State Filipino-American Organizations; Asian-Pacific Club – United States Military Academy; Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Memorial Society; Rockland County Historical Society; Camp Shanks Museum, Orangeburg, NY; Rockland Business Association; South Orangetown Central School District.