The Death March Marker in Orani, Bataan

Death March Marker Orani Bataan Silahis Statue Location Soldiers American Walk World War Japanese Death Construction History Bronze Marble Background Placard Enscription Capas Tarlac Troops Tour Info The Death March Marker is located in Orani in Bataan Province. Located in Brgy Silahis, this statue marks the place where thousands of captured Filipino and American soldiers passed on their way to their final destination in a concentration camp in Capas, Tarlac. This horrendous episode of war in history is now known as the infamous Death March. This marker is made of bronze and marble as background. Continue reading

Capas National Shrine in Tarlac

Capas National Shrine Tarlac Camp Odonnell Barangay History World War Prison Death March Obelisk Monument Landmark Wall Heroes Marble Location Memorial Battling Bastards Bataan Cement Cross Pow Info The Capas National Shrine is located in Barangay O’Donnell in Capas, Tarlac. Barangay O’Donnell is the location of the first prison camp for the men who survived the “Death March” at the hands of the Japanese during World War 2 in 1942. This shrine has an obelisk inside it that marks the final resting place of all the Filipino and American Prisoners killed at the end of the famous Bataan Death March of the Second World War. Surrounding the obelisk is a ‘Wall of Heroes’, a three-segment black marble wall, where names of each of the perished soldiers are engraved. Approximately 90 hectares, the shrine also has thousands of trees that represent the dead. Continue reading

Zero Kilometer Marker in Bataan

Zero Kilometer Marker BataanThe Death March of the Filipino and American prisoners of war in 1942 started from two points in Bataan, on April 10 from Mariveles and on April 11 from Bagac going to Camp O’Donell in Capas, Tarlac. An obelisk and a bayonet thrust to the ground now marks these sights.

The marker is located near a road fork, where the left fork leads to Montemar Beach while the right leads to Bagac town proper. A few meters down the road, there is a park featuring a monument of a rifle topped with the soldier’s helmet. These Continue reading