Valor / Kagitingan Bracelet – 75 years ago on April 9, 1942 after 5 months
of defending the Philippine Peninsula of Bataan. About 10,000 Philippine
troops and 1,000 US army troops surrendered to the Japanese Imperial Army
and began a forced 66 mile march from Bataan to Tarlac without food or
water. If you couldn’t keep up with the pace you were either shot,
bayonetted or beheaded. 1,000s of soldiers died on this march and even
more in the prison camps for those who survived the march. This march is
now infamously known as the Bataan Death March and April 9th is known is
the Araw ng Kagitingan or the Day of Valor.
Proceeds from the sale of this bracelet will be used to raise funds for
various Filipino Veteran Charity Organizations such as FilVetRep (
www.filvetrep.org) and the Bataan Legacy Historical Society.