APR. 9, 2010 — Samuel Ojinaga,
son of the 200th Coast Artillery's Vicente Ojinaga,
explains why “God Bless America” is sung at the
Bataan Memorial Ceremony in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“We looked at each other and
started screaming and yelling. We ripped off our ID
patches, and began to sing — ‘God Bless America.’”
— Jack Aldrich, 200th CA(AA),
On hearing the news of the end
of the war.