PEARCE STATEMENT ON ANNIVERSARY, COMMEMORATION OF BATAAN DEATH MARCH

Mar 15, 2013

Alamogordo, NM (March 15, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce issued the following statement on the 71st anniversary of the Bataan Death March, and the 24th annual Bataan Memorial March at White Sands Missile Range:

“The Bataan Death March is a devastating chapter in New Mexico history,” said Pearce, “but through the horror of this event, we find incredible examples of selflessness, brotherhood, and gallantry.  I am thankful for and inspired by the heroism and courage of those who survived, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  And today, I commend the thousands of individuals—including original survivors of the march, veterans, wounded warriors, and representatives from all branches of our armed forces—who have come together to remember their sacrifice this weekend.  May God bless you all, and may we never forget.”

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