Photos of the Week: On Eve of 9/11, Maywood Remembers Bataan

Monday, September 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain | Photos by Spooner Baumann || @maywoodnews 

On Sept. 10, a few hundred people gathered under a tent pitched at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, located on the corner of 1st Ave. and Oak St., for the 75th Bataan Day commemorative service.

According to the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO), the service is the “longest running World War II commemorative event in the Chicago area.” This year, MBDO officials added, also marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I.

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Maywood to Mark 75th Annual Bataan Day on Sept. 10

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

The Maywood Bataan Day Organization recently released the details of its 75th annual Bataan Day commemoration, which is set to take place on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2:30 p.m., at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, located on Oak St. (between 1st and 3rd Avenues) in Maywood.

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The Past Never Dies: Hundreds Gather to Remember Bataan Death March

By Michael Romain SUNDAY, MAYWOOD — Second Lieutenant Jacques Vaughan Merrifield was born on March 26, 1918 in Amboy, Illinois, but raised at 1113 South Fifth Avenue in Maywood. His family and friends called him Jack, or PK, because he was the “preacher’s kid” son of the Rev. Roy and Mrs. Jeanette Merrifield. He graduated Proviso East High School in 1938, the year the Yankees … Continue reading The Past Never Dies: Hundreds Gather to Remember Bataan Death March