Learn more about 75th Anniversary of Bataan & POW Remembrance.
After the April 9, 1942, U.S. surrender of the Bataan Peninsula on the main Philippine island of Luzon to the Japanese during World War II (1939-45), the approximately 75,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march (average – 56 miles) to prison camps. Of the number that marched, only 54,000 made it to Camp O’Donnell. Even after arriving at the Camp, survivors continued to die at rates of up to several hundred a day.
This is an event that in present-day history has not been emphasized. This year the Museum and Coordinator George Jones of Jackson will correct that omission.
On April 7th and 8th, the history will be presented with the Tennessee Filipino American Cultural Dancers, the 2nd Marine Re-enactors, and the Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc. A fly-over by WWII aircraft is expected.
People are invited to join the 5.6 Mile Walk in Remembrance of the Bataan Death March. The participants will have two options: the 5.6 miles or 2.5 miles. The March will be held on Saturday and will form up at the Museum at 8 a.m. and end at 12 Noon. Marchers will participate for many reasons: personal challenge, the spirit of competition, or to foster esprit de corps. Some will march in honor of a family member or a particular veteran.
All outside events are free.
100 Veterans Drive
Halls, TN 38040
Entry fee to the Museum is $5.00 all Adults & Children over 12.
$2.00 for Veterans and children under 12
Gates will reopen at 8AM on Saturday and close at 4PM
- Active Military
- Military Discount