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6th Annual Chesapeake Bataan Death March Memorial Walk/Run

04/22/2017 - 04/22/2017
  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Dismal Swamp Trail North Parking
  • Recurrence:
  • Address: 1113 George Washington Highway, Chesapeake, VA 23323
  • Phone: (757) 362-4227
  • Admission: See website for details.
  • Contact: Jose Vazquez
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DETAILS ν

VFW Post 2894 is holding it's 6th annual Bataan Death March Memorial Walk/Run. This year we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of this historic event in U.S. History. Our mission is to honor our Bataan survivors, those who fell during the march, those who died as prisoners of war and those who returned after nearly 3 years of hellish captivity. VFW Post's mission is to "Honor the Fallen by Helping the Living".

In order to carry out our mission the Bataan Death March event is our largest fund raiser of the year. Funds from this event are used to help Veterans in need. The walk (1 mile, 5 miles & 16 miles) portion is "FREE". There may be a small fee for the run (5K) portion. T-Shirts, food and soft drinks will be available for sale. Please consider being a sponsor and or donating to help us help our Vets in need!