PROGRAM

Call to order: Adélamar N. Alcántara, Ph.D., President, Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation of New Mexico, Inc. (BCMF)

 

Posting of Colors: Honor Guard, New Mexico National Guard

National Anthem of the Philippines, led by Samahang Maharlika

Pledge of Allegiance, led by Master Princeton Earl King

 

Welcome Addresses:

The Honorable Martin Chavez, Mayor of the City of Albuquerque

Eric Griego, City Councilor Dist. 3, City of Albuquerque

Acknowledgments and Presentation of BCMF Board of Directors

Adélamar N. Alcántara, Ph.D., President, BCMF

 

Statements by Elected Representatives:

Gail C. Beam, NM State Representative, Dist. 18

Cisco McSorley, NM State Senator, Dist. 16

Shannon Robinson, NM State Senator, Dist. 17

William H. Payne, NM State Senator, Dist. 20

 

Statements by City Parks and Recreation Department Representatives:

Colleen Frenz, Park and Trail Systems Manager

David Flores, Project Manager, Bataan Memorial

 

Statement by Memorial Architect Bill Perkins, ASLA Landscape Architect

 

Statement by Deanna Archuleta-Loeser, President, Summit Park Neighborhood Association

 

Statement by Hampton Sides, Author, “Ghost Soldiers”

 

Statement from Col. Gerald Schurtz (Ret.), Veterans Representative, Bataan Memorial Death March

 

Flag Ceremony:

Lowering of American Flag

Raising of White Flag of Surrender

 

Invocation by Chaplain Ronald Cok, Chief Chaplain Service, NM VA Health Care System

 

Unveiling Ceremony

 

Fly-over by MH-53H helicopters from the 58th Special Operations Wing, Kirtland Air Force Base (arranged by Senator Pete Domenici)

 

Blessing of Monument:

Mr. Alexander Mathews

Rev. Monsignor Leo Lucero

Chaplain Ronald Cok

 

Keynote Addresses:

Congresswoman Heather Wilson

Consul Ruth Morales Prado, Acting Chief of Mission, Philippine Consulate of Los Angeles

MajGen. Randall E. Horn, Adjutant General, New Mexico National Guard

LtGen. Edward D. Baca (Ret.), former Chief, National Guard Bureau

 

Addresses by Bataan Veterans and BCMF Foundation Officers:

Mr. Alexander Mathews, State Commander, American Ex-Prisoners of War, New Mexico

Mr. Agapito E. Silva, Commander, Bataan Veterans Organization, Albuquerque Chapter and BCMF Board of Directors Member

Mr. Jack Bradley, Bataan Survivor

Mr. Ernest Montoya, Treasurer, Bataan Veterans Organization, Albuquerque Chapter and BCMF Board of Directors Member

Ms. Janie Moseley, Charter Member, Bataan Relief Organization and BCMF Board of Directors Member

Dr. Adélamar N. Alcántara, President, BCMF

 

Wreath Laying Ceremony

 

Final Prayer: Rev. Monsignor Leo Lucero, Pastor, San Felipe de Neri Church

 

Twenty-one gun salute: New Mexico National Guard

Echo Taps: 44th Army New Mexico National Guard Band

Lowering of White Flag of Surrender: New Mexico National Guard

Raising of American Flag: New Mexico National Guard

 

Stars and Stripes Forever: 44th Army New Mexico National Guard Band

 

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