Letter sent to the mother of Frank Byars after his death on Bataan.

Courtesy of Eunice Blazek


In September 1942, the Village of Maywood Held its first Bataan Day Parade.


The Color Guard of the first Bataan Day Parade in Maywood, Illinois, held in September, 1942.


Naval Recruits from Great Lakes Naval Training Center march in the first Bataan Day Parade.


Marchers heading south on Fifth Avenue pass the Lido Theater at Washington Street in Maywood.


A newsreel camera records the second Bataan Day in September 1943.  The newsreel focused on the Japanese atrocities against the POWs.

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