Sunday, April 10, 2016
The Day of Valour
Saturday was a Philippine holiday, the Day of Valour to commemorate the Bataan Death March.
most of those who died were Filipinos who were defending their land from the Japanese invasion.
more on the Philippine scouts here.
the only place I saw this remembered in the USA was (ironically) in New Mexico, whose National Guard (which included men of many races and cultures) was tasked there to bolster defence. Every year, there is a memorial run in Alamogordo.
Our mission Church in New Mexico had a memorial in the back for various tribal heroes, including Victorio, Geronimo, and those who served in Bataan: Including the founding priest from the mission and also several local Apaches who served there in the NG.