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Saturday
07
APR

76th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March & Congressional Gold

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The Outdoor Ceremony at 9AM at the San Francisco National Cemetery is open to the public and does not require any tickets.

The Indoor Ceremony at the Golden Gate Club at 10:30AM is by invitation only due to the numerous recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) Bronze Replicas. Priority is given to families of CGM recipients. A video of the event will be posted on Bataan Legacy's website as soon as possible.

9:00AM Procession of San Francisco High Schools JROTC Cadets, FALEO (Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers Assoc.) Color Guards, the Pacific Division/84th Training Command Rifle Detail and the 191st U.S. Army Band

9:10AM Welcome by Kathleen McCall, Director, San Francisco National Cemetery & Golden Gate National Cemetery

9:15AM Presentation of Colors by FALEO with National Anthem by the 191st U.S. Army Band

9:20AM Invocation by Rev. Jayson Landeza, Oakland Fire & Police Departments Chaplain

9:25AM Keynote Speaker Brig. Gen. Windsor S. Buzza, Deputy Commanding General, 84th Training Command

9:30AM We are Soldiers Still written by Robert Hudson, Son of Bataan Death March Survivor, Richard Hudson, 31st Regiment QM Corps; Delivered by Justine Canilao, Granddaughter of Bataan Death March Survivor, Zosimo Canilao, 41st Division

9:35AM Laying of Wreath by Brig. General Windsor Buzza, Major General (Ret.) Eldon Regua, Major General Garrett Yee and Philippine Consul General Henry Bensurto, Jr., Rifle Salute by the Pacific Division/84th Training Command
Amazing Grace by 191st U.S. Army Band Bagpipe players

9:40AM Taps by 191st U.S. Army Band Bugler

9:45AM Benediction & Retiring of Colors; Snare Drums by U.S. Army Band

10:30AM Welcome by Eric Blind, Presidio Trust Heritage Programs

10:35AM Posting of Colors led by Master Sgt. (Ret.) Stanley Kamiya & the 91st Division

10:40AM National Anthem by the 191st U.S. Army Band

10:45AM Pledge of Allegiance by Alexander Laskowski

10:50AM Eternal Father by 191st U.S. Army Band

10:55AM Invocation by Rev. Jayson Landeza

11:00AM 91st Division Color Guards Exit

11:03AM Welcome by Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Eldon Regua, Bataan Legacy Historical Society

11:08AM Philippine Consul General Henry Bensurto, Jr.

11:13AM Keynote Speaker, Major General Garrett Yee, Director of Networks, Services, and Strategy at the Headquarters, Department of the Army

11:23AM Film on World War II in the Philippines

11:30AM Congressional Gold Medal Awards led by Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Eldon Regua, Maj. Gen. Garett Yee, and Brig. Gen. Windsor Buzza, to be assisted by Luisa Antonio of the Veterans Equity Center followed by Presentation of Certificates of Recognition

12:00PM Service Song by the U.S. Army 191st Band

12:05PM Announcement of Raffle Winner by Dell Merano, Area Manager, Philippine Airlines

12:10PM Thank you by Cecilia Gaerlan, Bataan Legacy Historical Society

12:15PM God Bless America by Kyle van Schoonhoven, San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow

12:20PM Taps Played by 191st U.S. Army Band Bugler

12:25PM End of Program, Photo Ops