75th rites for ‘Araw ng Kagitingan’ (Day of Valor)
CHICAGO — The Philippine Consulate General here is inviting the Filipino American community and the general public to participate in the 75th Commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) with a wreath laying ceremony (weather permitting) at the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge on Saturday, April 08, at 9:00 am, at the corner of State Street and Wacker Drive, Chicago.
After the wreath laying ceremony, a short program will be held around 10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. at the Kalayaan Hall of the Consulate General of the Philippines at 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, Illinois 60603.
The event pays tribute to thousands of Filipino and American soldiers who displayed extraordinary gallantry and courage beyond the call of duty in defending Bataan and Corregidor in 1941-1942.
For more information, please contact the Consulate General’s Cultural Officer, Anna Liza F. Alcantara, at telephone no. (312) 583-0621 ext. 13, or email the Consulate at [email protected]