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