Exhibit-conference to recall end of WWII in PH 70 years ago
SAN FRANCISCO – An exhibition and a conference at the San Francisco Main Public Library will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The exhibit opens September 12 and the conference is set for October 24.
“World War II in the Philippines – The Legacy of Two Nations” is a collaboration of the Bataan Legacy Historical Society, Memorare Manila 1945, the San Francisco Public Library and the Philippine Consulate General.
The Exhibition from September 12 to January 9, 2016 will depict the story of World War II in the Philippines, a piece of history that has been largely forgotten. The exhibition will present a compelling story of the sacrifices of Filipino, American and Allied soldiers and civilians.
One million civilians perished in the Philippines during WWII, and its capital Manila became the second most devastated city in the world after Warsaw. It will depict the Bataan Death March, one of the most horrific events during WWII.
The Conference on October 24 will feature speakers from different perspectives of the war. WWII veterans Chief Johnny Johnson of the USS San Francisco, the most decorated carrier during WWII and Maj. General Richard Keith of the 511th Parachute Infantry will be among the speakers. Veterans and survivors of the war will also act as panelists. State Superintendent Tom Torlakson of the California Department of Education will give the opening keynote speech while Congressman Mike Honda will give recognition to the WWII veterans.
The four-month exhibition opens on Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Francisco Main Public Library (Third Floor) located at 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. The Conference will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Public Library. Both events are open to the public. Admission is Free but Registration through Eventbrite (Bataan Legacy) is recommended for the Conference.
For further information visit www.bataanlegacy.org.
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