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Bataan remembrance day ceremony

The Filipino-American Association of Kitsap County will have a Bataan remembrance day ceremony at Bataan Park in East Bremerton at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 7. The public is invited to attend.

The Farragut Brass Band will play the national anthems of both the United States and the Philippines. Douglas Gamble, the keynote speaker, will discuss his experience as a businessman in the Philippines and Vietnam supplying services for the U.S. military.

Cmndr. Manuel (Don) Viadog, a chaplain at Navy Base Kitsap, and pastor Butch Hall will talk about their recent visit to Bataan. Hall’s brother was on the Bataan Death March.

Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent will welcome the participants and attendees. Marines from Security Force Bangor will give a 21 gun salute. A reception hosted by the Fil-Am Community Veterans will follow.

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