Summary

H.Res. 636: Expressing support for designation of the period beginning April 9, 2012, and ending May 6, 2012, as “Bataan-Corregidor Month”. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Apr 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of the period beginning April 9, 2012, and ending May 6, 2012, as ``Bataan-Corregidor Month''.

Whereas April 9, 2012, and May 6, 2012, mark the 70th anniversaries of the fall of Bataan and Corregidor, respectively, to Japanese forces; Whereas upon the outbreak of war between the United States and Japan in World War II, approximately 100,000 members of the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines who had been called into the service of the United States Armed Forces by order of President Roosevelt dated July 26, 1941, were committed to battle, along with United States personnel, against Japanese forces that invaded the Philippines on December 8, 1941; Whereas the Filipino and United States defenders of the Philippines engaged Japanese forces from the beaches of the Philippine islands to the last defense of Bataan and Corregidor in a grueling battle lasting 150 days; Whereas the enormous sacrifices of the defenders in the battles of Bataan and Corregidor provided the United States and its Allies with valuable time to prepare their armed forces for a counteroffensive campaign against Japan; Whereas in that defense, the members of the Filipino forces and their United States counterparts struggled against difficult odds and desperate circumstances and faced, with indomitable spirit, fortitude, and loyalty to the United States, powerful Japanese forces; Whereas the surrender of United States and Filipino troops on April 9, 1942, on the Bataan Peninsula led to the infamous Bataan Death March; Whereas...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 636: Expressing support for designation of the period beginning April 9, 2012, and ending May 6, 2012, as “Bataan-Corregidor Month”.

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