Maywood Bataan Day 2010 68th Annual Memorial Service Sponsored Jointly by
The Maywood Bataan Day Organization And
The Village of Maywood Sunday, September 12, 2010 3:00 PM Veterans Memorial Maywood Park (Corner of 1st Avenue & Oak Street) Maywood, Illinois
Keynote Speaker Brigadier General Steven P. Huber Director of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters Brigadier General Steven P. Huber, a member of the Illinois Army National Guard, is currently serving as Director of the Joint Staff JFHQ-IL, Springfield Illinois, which is comprised of approximately 13,000 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen. As the Director of Joint Staff, General Huber is responsible for the Illinois National Guardâ€™s integration and coordination of National Guard Capabilities in support of Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities. The Director also provides the communication and coordination channels with all state, federal and intergovernmental agencies in matters of domestic operations, domestic programs, AT/FP security operations, military support to civil authorities, international affairs, intergovernmental and interagency cooperation and strategic development. Prior to his current assignment, General Huber served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Multi-National Division - Central South in Iraq, Commander of the 108th Sustainment Brigade, Commander of the 404th Chemical Brigade and Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Programme Ceremonial Band, Navy Band Great Lakes Chief Harold Mahanna, DIrector 2:30 PM
Bugle Call Assembly 3pm
Massing of Color Guards Posting of Military Colors Welcome Edwin H. Walker IV, Major, US Marine Corps, Master of Ceremonies
Pledge of Allegiance The Philippine National Anthem - “Lupang Hinirang” The National Anthem - “The Star-Spangled Banner” Led by Ellen Balmadrid
Memorial Prayer Rev. Elliot Wimbush, Pastor First Congregational Church of Maywood
Introduction of Distinguished Guests Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr., President Maywood Bataan Day Organization
Remarks Henderson Yarbrough, Sr., Mayor Village of Maywood
Maywood Bataan Day Keynote Speaker Brigadier General Steven P. Huber Director of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters 2
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Programme, cont’d. Featured Speaker John D. Lukacs, Author “Escape From Davao”
Monument Ceremony DuPage Chapter of VietNow Color Guard Jeff Agonath, Chairman
Roll of Remembrance 192nd Tank Battalion Master of Ceremonies
Rifle Squad Gun Salute American Legion Post #690, Palatine
Playing of Taps Wreath Laying Army Navy Air Force Marine Corps Coast Guard In Memory of Commodore Arthur Remus American Legion Filipino Post #509 & Auxiliary Philippine Campaign Survivors Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago Merchant Marine Veterans Association Chicago Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Daughters of the American Revolution George Rogers Clark Chapter, River Forest Village of Maywood Maywood Bataan Day Organization
“God Bless America” Led by Ellen Balmadrid
Benediction Reverend Jacques A. Conway, Pastor Neighborhood United Methodist Church, Maywood
IN MEMORIAM Frank Goldstein,
T/4, Co. B, former Bataan POW and Hell Ship survivor, died on January 21, 2010. We join his family and friends in marking his passing and honor him for his service.
Lewis Wallisch, Pvt, HQ Co., Bataan Death March survivor, POW and Hell Ship survivor, died on
ber 7, 2009. We join his family and friends in marking his passing and honor him for his service.
Hugh A. Muir, lifelong supporter of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization and Director-At-Large, died on October 4, 2009 at the age of 100. Also known as “Mr. Maywood”, he was a founding member of the Maywood Chamber of Commerce and Village Board Member. The MBDO is saddened to lose such a firm link to our history., but honored to have counted him as a member.
Ralph W. Conner, former Maywood Village President and lifelong friend to the MBDO, passed away on March 13, 2010. 2010. We join his family and friends in marking his passing and honor him for his service.
Featured Speaker—John D. Lukacs John D. Lukacs, a writer with a budding reputation as a World War II and sports historian, specializes in one-of-a-kind stories—the unusual, the unprecedented and the virtually unknown. His work has appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. A hands-on historian who enjoys forensic documentary research and believes that first-hand knowledge of a geographical location is essential to fashioning a riveting narrative, Lukacs has interviewed veterans and participants of nearly every major World War II battle, campaign and event, as well as visited almost every major battlefield and historical site. He recently published “Escape From Davao”, a book that chronicle s the escape of a dozen prisoners from Davao Penal Colony on Mindanao during WWII. These prisoners, including 10 Americans and 2 Filipinos, included Bataan Death March survivors. One of those escapees, Ed Dyess, later returned to the US and brought the first eyewitness accounts of the Bataan Death March and the atrocities heaped upon POWs by the Japanese. A former resident of New York City’s famed Hotel Chelsea, Lukacs, 33, lives in Arizona and Western Pennsylvania. More information about John D. Lukacs and his body of work can be found at this website: http://johndlukacs.com
SPECIAL THANK YOU Maywood Bataan Day Organization extends a special THANK YOU to members of the WWII Historical Reenactment Society for their help in bringing the image of the WWII soldier and sailors to life for us today. For more information, please contact the Maywood Bataan Day OrFor additional information about Maywood Bataan Day or the Maywood Bataan Day Organization, please visit our website at
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